Members from the Westgate Farms Civic Association updated the Hockessin community at the monthly GHADA meeting on Monday, December, 17 on the progress of the Odyssey School construction on Mundy Farm.
Odyssey Charter School, a publicly-funded Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school located in Wilmington, has purchased the 16-acre Mundy Farm on Route 48/Lancaster Pike in order to expand its facilities to include a Middle and High School. The three school buildings, athletic fields and parking facilities total 225,592 square feet and will be built adjacent to the Coffee Run Condominiums and 16 homes in Westgate Farms.
According to Jim Kennedy, Land Use Co-Chair for Westgate Farms, the community recently sat down with members from the school to discuss issues such as density, traffic impact, water/sewage/drainage, and historic preservation. The School is looking over the community's feedback, and as a result, the Odyssey School plan was withdrawn from the December 18 Historic Review Board meeting. The School plan has also been withdrawn from the January 3 Land Use meeting.
Janet Kilpatrick, New Castle County Councilwoman for the third district, stated that the legal department has decided that the school does not have an exemption from density, which was stated otherwise.
GHADA's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at Hockessin Memorial Hall.