Yorkville may see a new Christian high school open for next year if the final plat passes through the City Council public hearing next week.
The Yorkville Plan Commission recommended the plans for the 60,000 square foot Christian high school that would be located at Ashley and Schoolhouse Roads, according to the Aurora Beacon. The school would be built on nearly 110 acres that would replace 84 previously planned lots in the subdivision.
Some questions were raised regarding the final plat, including a 120-foot-high cell tower, which would require a separate public hearing, and a120-foot-high wind turbine that would require its own permit, said the Beacon. The petitioners also proposed a 55-foot-high building with 80-foot-high silos, however Yorkville's ordinance caps the height limit of buildings at 35 feet. The school has hopes to open for the fall of 2014 with about 100 students, according to the Beacon, and plan to expand to 800 students. This would be Yorkville's second christian high school, with Parkview Christian Academy, 201 West Center Street, serving Pre-K through 12th grade. Parkview is opening a second preschool center this week and recently welcomed a new superintendent. Read the full report of the proposed Christian high school here. You can view the City's documents on the school here (starts on page 70).