Downtown Swift Current is about to be a little more youthful thanks in part to City Council.

Council was able to vote on an application to establish a daycare centre in downtown Swift Current.

Marty Salberg, general manager of planning and growth for the City of Swift Current, presented the report to council, that detailed the application, and went over the concerns that may be raised by those details.

The daycare, which is called 'Natural Wonders Early Learning Centre', seeks to set up shop on the main floor of 406 Cheadle Street West, along with improving the fenced-in play yard on the west and south sides. They would be able to accommodate 77 children at a time.

"This location is within the DC-C1 Direct Control Central Commercial District," detailed Salberg. "Which allows daycare centres as a discretionary use."

Because this is a discretionary use proposal, council is required to consider whether the applicant conforms to the zoning bylaw's site regulations and development standards, along with ensuring it does not negatively impact the surrounding existing businesses.

"The city has completed its review of the applicant's development permit," continued Salberg. "Feedback submitted during the public consultation, and other municipal land-use bylaws to evaluate against the zoning bylaw's discretionary use criteria."

What that means is that the City checked to ensure the proposed development met with City zoning bylaws, made sure that the business wouldn't create a nuisance or a danger to the public, and that it wouldn't negatively impact the development of surrounding properties.

Under those conditions, and that they are generally consistent with the planned developments that they submitted, as well as comply with all municipal, provincial and federal bylaws, standards and regulations, it was recommended that council vote to approve the application.

The vote passed, with none opposed.