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.