Office move still being contemplated

It will be another month before school trustees decide whether or not the Central Okanagan School District will move offices.

  • Mar. 11, 2011 7:00 a.m.

It will be another month before school trustees decide whether or not the Central Okanagan School District will move offices.

Wednesday evening the board of education decided to wait until the local development community has had sufficient time to consider whether the board’s current site is developable before proceeding with any thought of building a new office on their Hollywood Road Education Centre site.

“The intent is still there to have a look at the acreage there at the school board site and then have a look at moving it to the Hollywood Road site,” said Rolli Cacchioni, chairman of the board. “But we want everybody to really get a chance to look at it.”

With labour costs down and land costs rebounding, a report before the board of education indicates school district staff see a window of opportunity to rebuild.

But as the current site would need to be rezoned to get the full market value out of the property, the school district has decided to ask for requests for proposals from the development community rather than simply selling the land.

The current building was constructed in 1978.

An assessment of the Hollywood Road property is also required.



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