LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A new school for students who attend Rocky Mountain Deaf School is one step closer to reality.
The school is currently holding classes in a strip mall in Golden. The director said they’ve outgrown the space and it is falling apart.READ MORE: New COVID-19 Spikes In Parts Of Colorado With Lower Vaccination Rates? Many Doctors Worried It Could Happen
The school wants to relocate to the Hutchinson Park area in the middle of a Lakewood neighborhood. Some of the land is owned by Jefferson County with the intention of becoming a school.
People who live in the neighborhood believe the school will bring things they don’t want like traffic congestion and disruption to wildlife.READ MORE: 2 Seriously Hurt In Rural Weld County Crash That Involved 5 Vehicles
The planning commission in Lakewood voted unanimously to recommend that the Lakewood City Council approve the rezoning for the school. The rezoning is needed because the land is currently zoned for an elementary school. The Rocky Mountain Deaf School is Pre-K to 12th grade.
The school received a $13 million grant from the state to build their own school. They must find that land by November or risk losing the money.MORE NEWS: Auto Repair Students Help Denver Police Tackle Growing Catalytic Converter Theft Problem
The Lakewood City Council will take up the issue and make a final decision next month.