AN EXPANDED AND REVITALIZED CAMPUS
VTT’s Oak Street location provides the opportunity to create a safe and secure campus-style environment with three wings creating a perimeter around an open outdoor play space adjacent to Beth Israel synagogue.
In the last several years, VTT has undertaken a series of leadership, curriculum, and school enhancements to transform itself into an exceptional academic institution.
Marc Kramer, Executive Director, RAVSAK
The expansion will be designed to enhance the quality of our students’ educational experience and outcomes, and to accommodate enrolment growth of 30% or more, with structural capability for further cost-effective capacity increases decades into the future.
AN EXPANDED VTT WILL:
- Accommodate VTT’s expanding student population
- Elevate safety, security and access for the disabled
- Create an array of new classrooms and flexible learning environments able to support 21st century educational best practice
- Promote VTT’s financial stability
- Provide safe and secure underground parking
Attend the May 16 campaign kick-off for a first look at plans for the new expanded and revitalized VTT.
MORE ABOUT THE CAMPUS
ADVANCED PROGRAMMING SPACEThe current plan, which will continue to evolve, can be seen here.
TIMELINEOver the past two years, VTT's leadership, building committee and architects have been refining the school's programming needs and design objectives. Through this process, we have been able to reduce the scope and cost of the design, minimize disruption to school operations and still achieve our needs for more capacity and programming space. We have also been working closely with Beth Israel to obtain approval for our re-zoning request.
Vancouver City Council unanimously approved rezoning applications from VTT and BI on February 27, 2012. We are now working on development permits, as well as plans for a new underground parkade. We will update our plans, progress and timelines at the May 16 Campaign Kick-Off Event.
TRAFFIC & PARKINGThe City of Vancouver is requiring VTT to address its parking and traffic flow problems – whether we expand and renovate the school or not.
With the expansion, concerns about parking, safety and traffic circulation are addressed through shared underground parking with Beth Israel.
This facility will provide ample parking space with safe and secure loading and drop off areas for parents, visitors to the school and VTT staff.
Traffic flow patterns will be vastly improved and designed to relieve the current congestion, enhance traffic flow and pedestrian safety.