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.

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