A legal win for the Vancouver School Board means a developer will be on the hook if there’s some extra costs associated with building a new International Village elementary school.
Land for the school was part of Henderson Development’s agreement with the city.
VSB Chair Fraser Ballentyne says Henderson set aside what’s known as an “air space parcel” above a parkade.
“That would cost additional compared to what it would cost at a typical building site.”
In it’s decision, the BC Supreme Court rejected the developer’s bid to get out of paying those extra costs.
The ruling could mean around $350-thousand in savings for the School District.
Construction of the proposed school is not expected to begin until at least next year.