Saskatchewan

Regina city council approves plan change for new schools

City council in Regina has approved a change in location for a future school.

Revised plan needed after developer withdraws from Skywood school plan

Regina City Council approved a change in plans for future schools. (Arielle Zerr/CBC)

City council in Regina has approved a change in location for a future school.

The city received $6 million from the province for three schools that will be built under a public-private partnership (P3) arrangement, but the plan hit a snag.

The money is to be used for land servicing costs and in compensation for property the city puts aside for the schools.

One of the new schools was supposed to be built in the Skywood development in the northwest.

However, the developer won't be able to build it because costs are higher than expected, according to a report to council.

City officials proposed building it in another new neighbourhood, Coopertown, which is in a different part of the northwest.

Council members approved that change at their meeting Monday night.

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