Want to learn more about the plans for the Muskoka Regional Centre property in Gravenhurst? There’s an upcoming Open House for that.
Jointly with Maple Leaf Schools and Knightstone Capital Investments, the Town of Gravenhurst is inviting members of the public to join them for an informal introduction and discussion on the proposed re-development of the former Muskoka Regional Centre (MRC) on Tuesday February 28 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.
The afternoon will serve as an opportunity to hear directly from Maple Leaf Educational Systems and Knightstone Capital Management Inc.
The Open House will be held at the Gravenhurst Opera House in the Trillium Court and will offer the pubic the chance to review the site plans, learn about the organization and discuss the proposal with their representatives. The public will also have the chance to provide input and ask questions.
Later on February 28, from 2:00-300 pm, a Special Council Meeting will be held at Town Office, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, for Council to hear from the proponents.
On October 25, 2016 Gravenhurst Council authorized the Chief Administrative Officer to enter into negotiations with Maple Leaf Education Systems for the purpose of creating a partnership to acquire and develop the MRC lands.
Through a Request for Expression of Interest a joint venture between Knightstone Capital Management Inc. and Maple Leaf Education Systems was selected to develop an educational facility that would include academic spaces, administrative offices, athletic facilities, performing arts space and full dormitories.
Additionally land would be set aside for a residential development, a not-for-profit or community group development and a public park.
The proposed development plans bring the following in terms of potential economic benefit to the area:
- 200+ year round jobs for operation of the school
- 200 jobs and $40 million in labour income during construction
- $400 million of operating expenses over a 25 year period
- Anticipated 6000 person years of employment over a 25 year period.