The Revelstoke School District’s rezoning application for property at the former Big Eddy Elementary school is finally moving forward.
“Council and staff worked really hard to get a grant to improve that water quality and we’re moving forward today,” said acting Mayor Linda Nixon at council’s April 25 meeting.
Revelstoke City Council gave approval for the rezoning application to be referred to the Advisory Planning Commission. A public hearing is set to be scheduled for June 25.
The rezoning application includes three separate property parcels that make up just over three acres of land. If approved the properties would change from the existing Institutional (P3) zoning to Low Density Residential District (R2) zoning. A report to Revelstoke City Council notes the proposed zoning is the same as other properties in the area.
“The R2A zoning matches the Official Community Plan T4L Duplex Residential land use designation for the properties,” states the report.
Big Eddy Elementary school was closed in 2002 due to a lack of enrollment.