Quesnel city council has cleared the way for a daycare to be built in West Quesnel.
Council approved re-zoning 420 Webster Avenue to allow for a 57-space day care to be constructed. The facility will be run by the Quesnel and District Day Care Society, expanding on their existing 23-space daycare.
The $1.36 million price tag has been completely covered through the BC Childcare New Spaces Fund.
The re-zoning hearing was the first public hearing in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic for Quesnel city council.
Some residents came to speak against placing the daycare at 420 Webster, which is currently a small park, but council moved forward unanimously with the zoning change.
Public access to the existing playground at the site will be maintained.
Alongside the re-zoning, city council also approved “housekeeping” tweaks to the wording of their zoning by-law.
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