A Casper businessman wants to convert the property of the former Grant School for a daycare facility, small commercial shops and multi-family residences.

Tuesday, the Casper City Council set Nov. 5 for a public hearing for the first reading of the ordinance to create the Dewald Divide Addition and change the zoning from an educational district to general business and high-density residential.

The Natrona County School District sold the school on the 6.33-acre site to the David Dewald Trust for $361,501 in August 2018.

The proposed addition consists of three lots including the former school, a vacant lot and the former outdoor play area.

The city's planning and zoning commission voted unanimously to support he plat and zone change after a public hearing on Aug. 21. There were no public comments received for the proposal then, according to the agenda for the council meeting.

David Dewald did not return a call seeking comment.