The City of Nanaimo is starting an alternative approval process to get approval from residents to remove a park dedication from the old Harewood School field.
Council gave three readings of the bylaw on Monday, and if passed it will remove the designation from the park located at 502 Howard Street.
According to the city, the alternative approval process will run from Sept. 6 until Oct. 10. If 10 per cent, or more, vote against the dedication removal the bylaw will be brought back to council to decide if they want to move forward, and the next steps.
Mayor Leonard Krog says he encourages residents to speak up and have their say about the dedication removal.
“The process provides eligible electors with the opportunity to voice their concerns with the removal of the field to facilitate the Te’tuxwtun project,” he says. “The AAP will be conducted in accordance with legislation.”
The AAP removal of the dedication is to facilitate the Te’tuxwtun Project which will make room for new affordable housing, recreation services, health services, and childcare as well as a new location for the Learning Alternatives school program.