This is rendering of what the playground of the new provincially funded child care centre could look like on Edmonton Ave.

This is rendering of what the playground of the new provincially funded child care centre could look like on Edmonton Ave.

Public hearing for childcare centre rezoning Feb. 1

The Edmonton Ave. facility would add 116 more childcare spots

Following public engagement and feedback, rezoning for the proposed Edmonton Ave. child care centre will be heading for its final public hearing on Feb. 1.

Since the public Q&A on Nov. 21, 2020, several changes and revisions were made to the proposal for the replacement to the Little Triumphs care center.

Council moved unanimously for the changes to go to a final public hearing on Feb. 1, after which the rezoning proposal will return to council for a final decision.

READ MORE: New Penticton childcare centre could be ready in 2022

The proposal on Nov. 21 was for the rezoning to cover three properties, 470, 490 and 500 Edmonton Ave., which has now been reduced to just 470 and a portion of 490.

Through the public feedback, city staff have also taken into account the need for parking and traffic, with the required 14 parking spots being included on the property and off the lane, while potential for expanding the laneway is also being explored.

The child care facility would provide an additional 116 childcare spots, with construction funded through a $2.9 million grant to the City of Penticton and OneSky Community Resources from the province of B.C.

The provincially funded childcare facility will still need to go before council for a development permit if the zoning amendment is approved.

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