Hamilton board eyes selling slice of Cardinal Heights school site

News Jun 04, 2015 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

The future is in doubt for at least some of the property shared by Pauline Johnson and Cardinal Heights public elementary schools once the latter closes next June.

A staff report on the status of properties that could become eligible for sale as a result of closures states the board has the potential to sever 0.8 hectares or more from the 3.7-hectare site, located west of Lime Ridge Mall.

West Mountain trustee Wes Hicks, chair of the finance and facilities committee, said any decision to do so will first require board approval, although he didn’t shut the door on the idea.

“It’s important that that would come back to the trustees because I think some of would think that would be a beautiful park for the neighbourhood,” he said during committee discussion on the report.

“It could be a win-win situation, taking that into consideration, where we sever some of it to recoup, but not the majority that we would probably do (based) on past history.”

Pauline Johnson is set to undergo nearly $3 million in upgrades funded by the province as part of a closure review that is shuttering Cardinal Heights, Linden Park and Eastmount Park at the end of this month.

Dan Del Bianco, who left his job as senior facilities officer this week for a similar position at the Dufferin-Peel catholic board, said staff will have a better idea how much land could be severed and sold once the renovations are done.

“In all honesty, once the construction is settled down and we figure out what needs to be there, there may not even be an opportunity to do anything,” he said.

“We would find out how much we need, how we have to program the site, what if anything is potentially left over and if there’s a market, what that market would be. It would come to trustees for any final decision.”

Hamilton board eyes selling slice of Cardinal Heights school site

News Jun 04, 2015 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

The future is in doubt for at least some of the property shared by Pauline Johnson and Cardinal Heights public elementary schools once the latter closes next June.

A staff report on the status of properties that could become eligible for sale as a result of closures states the board has the potential to sever 0.8 hectares or more from the 3.7-hectare site, located west of Lime Ridge Mall.

West Mountain trustee Wes Hicks, chair of the finance and facilities committee, said any decision to do so will first require board approval, although he didn’t shut the door on the idea.

“It’s important that that would come back to the trustees because I think some of would think that would be a beautiful park for the neighbourhood,” he said during committee discussion on the report.

" I think some of would think that would be a beautiful park for the neighbourhood.”

“It could be a win-win situation, taking that into consideration, where we sever some of it to recoup, but not the majority that we would probably do (based) on past history.”

Pauline Johnson is set to undergo nearly $3 million in upgrades funded by the province as part of a closure review that is shuttering Cardinal Heights, Linden Park and Eastmount Park at the end of this month.

Dan Del Bianco, who left his job as senior facilities officer this week for a similar position at the Dufferin-Peel catholic board, said staff will have a better idea how much land could be severed and sold once the renovations are done.

“In all honesty, once the construction is settled down and we figure out what needs to be there, there may not even be an opportunity to do anything,” he said.

“We would find out how much we need, how we have to program the site, what if anything is potentially left over and if there’s a market, what that market would be. It would come to trustees for any final decision.”

Hamilton board eyes selling slice of Cardinal Heights school site

News Jun 04, 2015 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

The future is in doubt for at least some of the property shared by Pauline Johnson and Cardinal Heights public elementary schools once the latter closes next June.

A staff report on the status of properties that could become eligible for sale as a result of closures states the board has the potential to sever 0.8 hectares or more from the 3.7-hectare site, located west of Lime Ridge Mall.

West Mountain trustee Wes Hicks, chair of the finance and facilities committee, said any decision to do so will first require board approval, although he didn’t shut the door on the idea.

“It’s important that that would come back to the trustees because I think some of would think that would be a beautiful park for the neighbourhood,” he said during committee discussion on the report.

" I think some of would think that would be a beautiful park for the neighbourhood.”

“It could be a win-win situation, taking that into consideration, where we sever some of it to recoup, but not the majority that we would probably do (based) on past history.”

Pauline Johnson is set to undergo nearly $3 million in upgrades funded by the province as part of a closure review that is shuttering Cardinal Heights, Linden Park and Eastmount Park at the end of this month.

Dan Del Bianco, who left his job as senior facilities officer this week for a similar position at the Dufferin-Peel catholic board, said staff will have a better idea how much land could be severed and sold once the renovations are done.

“In all honesty, once the construction is settled down and we figure out what needs to be there, there may not even be an opportunity to do anything,” he said.

“We would find out how much we need, how we have to program the site, what if anything is potentially left over and if there’s a market, what that market would be. It would come to trustees for any final decision.”