New daycare in strip mall?

A proposed daycare for Red Deer should help ease the crunch for spaces in the city. Daycare spaces have been at a premium for several years.

The city’s municipal planning commission will be asked to approve a new day care in this former video store location in Deer Park Village.

A proposed daycare for Red Deer should help ease the crunch for spaces in the city.

Daycare spaces have been at a premium for several years.

The Municipal Planning Commission will be asked on Monday to approve the discretionary use of the proposed daycare facility in the Deer Park subdivision.

The business proposed by Tiny Toes Castle, which is based in St. Albert, would be located at 255 Davison St.

The applicant will use Bay 3 as the daycare administration and Bay 5 as the daycare centre.

It will operate as a private childcare service and supply service to a maximum of 68 children, including daycare, kindergarten and after-school care ranging from 19 months to four and a half years and older.

It will operate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with seven full-time and four part-time employees.

Bay 3 is listed as being 1,511 square feet while Bay 5 is 2,935 square feet.

The daycare will have separate rooms for a reading centre, toddlers play area, sleep room for pre-school kids, kindergarten, after-school care, multi-purpose eating area, a play are for kids older than four and a half years and a staff room. A media room with computers is also planned.

Other businesses in the shopping centre include a small restaurant, hair salon, pet grooming facility, dental office and a convenience store.

The use meets the general purpose of the C3 Zoning.

The City of Red Deer Licensing and Inspections Department supports the application.

Providing the commission approves the request, the city would then approve a building permit so the applicant can begin construction.

Just Posted

Sunny weather improves farmers’ prospects

A harvester kicking up dust. It’s a picture that will bring a… Continue reading

Rural transit pilot project being considered

Penhold, Innisfail and Red Deer County councils to decide whether to go ahead with project

Red Deer fire station up for sale

Home sweet home at Fire Station 4

Most surveyed Innisfail residents give urban chickens the thumbs up

Town of Innisfail will discuss whether to allow backyard chickens on Monday

‘Mom I’m in trouble:’ Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for alleged graffiti

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — The mother of a Canadian who was arrested… Continue reading

Coyote on the prowl near Penhold

This coyote was out on the prowl in a field just west… Continue reading

Sky’s the limit as Calgary opens testing area for drones and new technologies

CALGARY — The sky’s the limit as the city of Calgary opens… Continue reading

Hi Mickey, ‘Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

ORLANDO, Fla. — Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when… Continue reading

Court weighs ‘Apprentice’ hopeful’s suit versus Trump

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s lawyers hope to persuade an appeals… Continue reading

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million fine

SAN FRANCISCO — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony… Continue reading

Annual pace of inflation slows to 2.2 per cent in September: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation slowed more than expected in… Continue reading

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

CALGARY — A jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death… Continue reading

Most Read