The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s plan to build a new lower city high school is facing another possible barrier.
The city’s general issues committee has voted to add King George School to its registry of properties with historic significance.
That would mean at least a 60-day wait before the board can demolish the 100 year old building, although a demolition permit can still be issued until next Wednesday when City Council next meets to ratify committee decisions.
The latest development comes two days after public school board trustees approved their “Plan B” —- which involves a new 1,250 student high school on the Parkview and King George properties.
The board initially wanted to partner with the city on a joint high school/recreation centre at Scott Park, until the city turned that down.
The new school will replace Sir John A. MacDonald, Delta and Parkview in 2016.