The Rural Municipality (RM) of Portage la Prairie's meeting this week included a vote to re-zone the lot that the old community hall sits on. 

Eric DeLong, the President of the Oakville Community Club, says it's an important change for the town.

"Today, the RM voted to re-zone our old hall from Parks and Recreation to Residential. So, that's basically going to allow us, once we're in our new hall, to sell off our old hall property and convert it into residential neighbourhood."

DeLong added that they community is working on a plan that would see them sell the land to establish more homes on the lot.

"We're hoping we can have a buyer come in and help develop housing in the area. It's a nice in-fill, it's already surrounded by houses, it's close to the school, it's close to the main street. So, we're hoping it will be a little bit of a boost to the town that way, and it just fits because we're going into the new hall, so there's no practical use to us for that place anymore."

With so much attention on the new hall and daycare, the community has been buzzing with excitement for it to open. Last weekend's Trivia Night was a prime example.