Vernon care home seeks to expand with second building

Care home seeks expansion

A Vernon care home wants to add a new, two-storey building with 14 rooms.

Council on Monday approved a couple of variances that will allow Hearthstone Manor on 40th Street to start the rezoning application process.

The owners want to upgrade the existing building and connect it to a new building that will offer 14 additional beds, plus a dining area and kitchen.

The buildings would be connected by a wide corridor.

The applicant needs an official community plan amendment to change the land-use designation from residential small lot to public and institutional.

With Monday’s approval, the company will now schedule a public open house.

The rezoning procedure will also include a public hearing in the future.

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