A new development application submitted to the municipal government shows the detailed design of the replacement Henry Hudson Elementary School in Kitsilano. Vancouver School Board (VSB) will be building a new school on the west side of the school block at 1551 Cypress Street — the southeast corner of Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street. Currently, this future school footprint is used as a sports field.
Designed by HCMA Architecture, the new school will be a 42-ft-tall, three-storey building with a capacity for 404 students and 38 staff, plus a 69 space childcare facility on the top level. After the new building reaches completion, the 110-year-old school building on the east side of the block will be demolished and turned into a replacement sports field and a surface parking lot with 31 vehicle stalls.
Artistic renderings of the new Henry Hudson Elementary School at 1551 Cypress Street, Vancouver. (HCMA/Vancouver School Board)
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