Sagebrush day care bid off to public hearing in Kamloops

The project is a partnership between Arpa Investments, the City of Kamloops and Children’s Circle Daycare

A day care slated for the Sagebrush neighbourhood will go to a public hearing.

Council on Tuesday voted unanimously on Tuesday to send the rezoning and development permit application to the hearing, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre.

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The project is a partnership between Arpa Investments, the City of Kamloops and Children’s Circle Daycare.

Children’s Circle Daycare, a non-profit agency, was displaced from its existing facility on Third Avenue as a result of the Royal Inland Hospital expansion project.

Arpa initially eyed land in Valleyview to build the non-profit a new day care.

However, that fell through and the city and Arpa have since entered into a land swap deal in order to pave way for a new facility in Sagebrush (South Kamloops).

Proposed for land between McMurdo Drive, Fraser Street and Ninth Avenue is a 13,000-square-foot facility for 127 children, including an after-school program. To build it, the land needs to be rezoned from multi-family to allow for a commercial day care.

Once built, the non-profit would become owner of the day care.

Arpa, meanwhile, would have a parcel of land southwest of the day care upon which it could build housing.

A housing agreement registered on the properties currently permits up to 30 affordable units for families and seniors.

As part of the project, that agreement would be altered and limited to a maximum of 10 units. The neighbourhood previously opposed a housing project in the area.

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