Town of Canmore

Lawrence Grassi Middle School Site Redevelopment

What is Happening?

Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) is planning to submit an application for an Area Redevelopment Plan to allow for 80 - 100 residential units on the southern portion of the Lawrence Grassi Middle School site. The size of the residential development is approximately 1.1 ha.

The proposed residential development will see seven medium density, 2.5 to 3.5 storey residential buildings in the form of apartments and stacked townhouses, with units varying from studios and lofts to three-bedroom units. A single shared “mews” road will provide access to the site from 4 Street for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles and will be supported by laneway servicing the rear sides of each development. 

The proposed plan will have several affordable units for staff and their families. While CRPS will maintain ownership of the land, the proposal envisions offering both rental and ownership housing opportunities.

Next Steps - Updated February 17, 2021

  1. The application triggers the need for:
    1. an Area Redevelopment Plan (to learn more about this process click here),
    2. and a Land Use Amendment.
  2. The dates for both of these processes have not been set. As part of the Area Redevelopment Plan and Land Use processes a Public Hearing is required, which is your opportunity to provide feedback to Council on the matter.
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