HUNTERSVILLE – To facilitate its initial phase operations and planned future construction, Lake Norman Charter School (LNC) has received town approval to keep mobile units on site longer than originally planned at its new 37-acre elementary school campus on Hambright Road.

At the July 16 town board meeting, commissioners gave unanimous approval to an LNC request for an amended construction district rezoning plan. The adjustments will allow LNC to use a mobile unit as an administrative office for up to seven years after a permanent school building is in use. It will also allow LNC to store surplus school-owned modular units, which are currently being used as classrooms, on campus until they are sold.

LNC began holding elementary classes in mobile units on the Hambright campus during the last school year. Construction on the school’s permanent 71,000-square-foot building began in May. The new facility is scheduled to be ready for occupancy at the start of the 2019-20 school year. The 25-classroom building will be designed to serve 500 students in kindergarten through fourth-grade.

The town’s decision will enable LNC to house administrative operations in a mobile unit on the Hambright campus until a new school office building is built. Earlier this year, LNC officials said they hoped to keep one of the mobile units in service as an administrative base for all LNC operations. Plans are in place to renovate current offices at the middle school and high school into additional classroom space.

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