Raintree Learning Community OK to build in Town & Country
By: Molly James
The Town & Country Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to pass Bill No. 12-42, an ordinance approving a Preliminary Site Development Plan (PSDP) for Raintree Learning Community.
The development plan presented by the school met every requirement of the municipality.
“We are pretty strict about building regulations,” Alderman Skip Mange said. “Things like building height, set back from the road and preservation of woodlands are clearly defined.” Mange, who was one of the members who sponsored the bill, was pleased that Raintree would keep nearly 91 percent of the lot undeveloped.
The PSDP allows the school to finalize engineering, building designs and any financing before beginning construction.
“This takes time and it is not like you could be out there tomorrow,” said Mange.
Ilya Eydelman, the owner of Raintree Learning Community, hopes to move into the new facility by late 2013. Mange mentioned that the school’s time frame for building is very feasible.
The next steps will be for Raintree to finalize their engineering and construction plans. Those plans will then be reviewed by the staff of Town & Country.
“As long as what they do meets with the plan we have already approved then the Board of Aldermen would not need to step in,” Mange said.
Raintree will have to apply for building permits and meet with the Architectural Review Board who can make suggestions or give the OK for construction.
Eydelman, who was pleased with the outcome, said they anticipate being actively involved in the community including attending the Fall Festival, Oct. 13 in Town & Country’s Longview Farm Park.