$4.5 million sports complex with restaurant, bar approved in West Carrollton

Plans for a $4.5 million volleyball complex with a restaurant and bar in downtown West Carrollton have been approved.

The city’s planning commission Wednesday night voted in favor of a site plan for a proposal by Spike-It LLC to build an 82,000-square-foot, indoor/outdoor facility featuring 17 sand courts and more than 300 parking spaces near the town’s center.

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The commission also passed a measure paving the way for the sale of land for the project, said Greg Gaines, West Carrollton director of planning and community development.

The proposals do not require city council approval, Gaines said.

Spike-It officials have said they expect the facility – targeted to open Oct. 1 - to draw between 300 and 500 a night and – during peak times of the year – employ as many as 50 people.

The city last year approved a plan to sell the 7 acres to Spike-It for $280,000.

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The indoor facility would include 44,000 square feet, nine sand courts, a restaurant and bar, heat, fans, and 20 large garage doors to regulate the air flow, officials said.

Outdoor facilities would feature eight sand courts, showers, restrooms, a bar with food service and a 36-foot wide deck, officials said.

The land contract calls for a one-year moratorium on the city’s sale of any acreage to another business that operates in the food or beverage industry, according to West Carrollton officials.

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