City of Burlington completes swap for Robert Bateman High School property
Published November 1, 2022 at 10:37 am
The City of Burlington is now the official owner of the Robert Bateman High School property.
The deal between the City of Burlington and the Halton school board sees both sides acquire property they’ve long desired.
In the agreement, the City receives the Bateman property, located at 5151 New St., for $29.6 million, while the Halton District School Board gets a City-owned property near Burlington Central High School, which includes the high school football field and running track, at a cost of $21.7 million.
The difference in price of $7.9 million will be debt financed with annual debt payments recovered from the City’s capital reserve funds.
Within the Bateman space, the school board will retain a long-term interest at the school to accommodate the Gary Allan Learning Centre. In addition, Brock University will offer their teachers education and applied disabilities studies programs and will be developing professional and continuing studies specifically to the needs of Burlington.
The City has partnered with other institutions to create a sustainable community hub which will include community rooms, a triple gym and the existing city pool.
The Burlington Public Library will relocate its Appleby Line branch to this location to develop a place for learning and education and the relocation of TechPlace, a hub led by Burlington Economic Development, where the tech community can connect, develop and grow their business.
Public engagement will take place in early 2023 to seek community feedback on possible uses for the remaining space.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising