For Our Neighbours - Dec. 2, 2016

Dear Neighbours,

You will have noticed that our school is completely torn down and excavation has begun.  We are still trying to break up the concrete and we apologize for rattling your windows and your nerves!  Because of our bad weather, unfortunately this process has been delayed and will continue for another week or so. 

We are now entering Phase 2 of our project, and you will see lots of dump trucks coming in the next month as huge amounts of dirt need to be carted away.  For this reason, there will be an extended "No Parking" on the corner of Worthington heading east towards Falaise Park and Happy Corner which will affect 3 houses.

If you have any concerns, feel free to see the site supervisor, Bill, or contact us.  We wish you a peaceful (no trucks!) and Merry Christmas!

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For Our Neighbours - Oct. 21, 2016

Dear Neighbours,

As you have noticed, demolition has begun on our property.  Large trucks will be coming back and forth on the route on a regular basis for a number of months.  We have noticed that a number of residents continue to park during the "No Parking" time slots.  Unfortunately, this greatly impedes the ability of trucks to safely drive through the streets and cars are at risk of being damaged.  The city will be ticketing and towing.
The following schedule will give you a general idea of the construction phases:
1.  Demolition 30 days starting the last week of October, 2016
2.  Bulk excavation  40 days starting Dec. 5, 2016
3.  Concrete pouring  123 days  starting Jan. 25, 2017

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For Our Neighbours - Oct. 6

Thanks to those of you who attended our Neighbourhood Meeting at Happy Corner this past Tuesday!  About 15 people were in attendance.  You can expect demolition to begin Wednesday, Oct. 12, and be completed within 3-5 days.  The first few months of construction will be the busiest on Worthington as trucks and machinery cart away materials and begin to excavate.  It is our hope to keep signage up to date for the times traffic is heaviest.

It is very important to us that any concerns during the construction phase be addressed quickly.  There is a sign with contact information in front of the school and you can always speak to the site supervisor (the guy with the red hat!)  If there is an immediate emergency, please call Daniel Rossi (DGS Construction) 604- 584- 2214, and of course, contact VCS if needed.

Ellen Freestone

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For Our Neighbours - Sept. 30

Neighbourhood Meeting at Happy Corner Preschool - Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

The purpose of this meeting is to hear more about the construction timeline, impact, road closures and to answer any questions you might have about the actual building process.  We will not be discussing any issues related to parking and driving after the new school building is built; we will host a meeting for that in 2018. 

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For Our Neighbours - Sept. 16

Several days ago, the City of Vancouver determined that for safety reasons, Worthington from Mons to Rupert would need to move to "No Parking" on both sides of the street, rather than just one side until January, 2017.  We are very disappointed, of course, and greatly regret this extra inconvenience to our neighbours.  We will continue to have ongoing discussions with the City and our construction company, DGS, to ensure that the build goes as smoothly as possible for everyone.

Neighbourhood Meeting:  We are hoping to have a meeting for neighbours affected by construction during the last week of September at the Happy Corner Preschool.  Please watch the website for details.

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For Our Neighbours - Sept. 1

Dear Neighbours,

The blue fence is up and so you can expect the demolition process to begin after Labour Day.  This is a long process and the building won't actually be taken down til the end of September.  We have informed all 35 neighbours on Worthington, northwest of Mons that there will be no parking on one side of the street during construction (see street signs) Thankfully, most of this section of Worthington is on Falaise Park, reducing impact on parking.  Our project manager and construction company is ready to meet with neighbours in September and we are currently looking for the best venue to host this.  Meanwhile, we encourage you to check our website for updates. 

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For Our Neighbours - July 12

Dear Neighbours,

During the second and third week of July, you will see our moving company, DLO, packing up our school and moving materials to a variety of locations.  We hope to be completely done our move by the end of July. 

As expected, projects like this always take longer and so we want to update you.  During the middle of August, a blue fence should be up and the demolition process will begin.  It can take a month to take apart the insides of a building and so you will not see much happening during the month of August.  The building itself will not come down until September and construction would not begin until mid-September or later.

Because of this delay, we will not host a neighbourhood meeting until later in August when we have a better idea of the exact schedule of construction.  Because our building will no longer be accessible then, we hope to have the permission of the City and Happy Corner Preschool to host a meeting there.

Please stay tuned to our website for more details.

Ellen Freestone, Principal

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