Council asked to allow temporary parking lot at King Street Park

With plans to build a new public school in Beaverton proceeding, township council has been asked to allow the construction of a temporary parking lot at the King Street Park.

A letter from Robert Ferkul of Moffatt and Duncan Architects Inc. outlining the request is included on the agenda for Monday’s (March 11) meeting of the public works and facilities committee.

The village’s two schools – Beaverton and Thorah Central – will be consolidated and closed following construction of the new facility, which is expected to open in September of 2020.

“As you may know, Beaverton Public School will remain in operation during the construction of the new school. In order to allow the school to operate during construction, there is a need to maximize the available site space to school staff and students. The temporary lot would provide parking for construction staff during construction of the school and then would provide parking for School Staff while the site work is completed,” the letter reads.

The proposal would include placing 30 centimetres of gravel (nearly one foot) over a section of grass, as well as the existing tennis courts.

“An alternate idea would be to construct a parking lot parallel to King Street West,” the letter reads.

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