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Pegasus School seeks approval to modernize Huntington Beach campus

Pegasus School is requesting a conditional use permit from the Huntington Beach Planning Commission to demolish several buildings to create new ones and modernize its campus.
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The Huntington Beach Planning Commission on Tuesday will consider a private school’s request to demolish several modular buildings and make room for two new permanent structures.

The new buildings would house a media center, library and classrooms.

The Pegasus School spans 15 buildings at 19692 Lexington Lane. Property Owner Rene Cogan is seeking a conditional use permit for the modernization project, which, if approved, would take place in two phases.

The first phase, which could begin as early as this summer, entails tearing down seven modular buildings and replacing them with a 16,600-square-foot, single story classroom and lab building.


Pegasus also wants to modify the parking lot by adding three spaces for a total of 194 while also improving traffic flow when parents drop off and pick up their children.

The second phase includes knocking down an existing classroom building and replacing it with a 5,651-square-foot, single-story library and media center and — if funding permits — building a new playground.

The new buildings would be positioned in a way that creates an interior school quad with new landscaping and outdoor student seating.


Pegasus, which caps enrollment at 595 pre-K-8 students, does not have an exact starting date for the second phase of construction but Planning Commission approval would give administrators a 10-year window to complete the work.

Earlier this month, Pegasus held a community meeting to outline its proposed projects. The school agreed to limit construction hours after residents raised concerns about noise and contain construction staging to its property to assuage concerns about potential damage to public streets.

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 2000 Main St.