West Carrollton expected to approve deal to bring volleyball complex and bar/restaurant to city

An agreement that would allow a $4.5 million complex local officials say will add jobs and attract hundreds to West Carrollton nightly is expected to be approved tonight.

A deal to sell seven acres to Spike-It LLC, a Cincinnati firm wanting to build an 82,000-square-foot, indoor/outdoor volleyball facility with 17 sand courts, a restaurant/bar and 350 parking spaces, is set to be voted on by West Carrollton City Council.

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The land involves the former Fraser Paper site that has been vacant since the mill was demolished three years ago.

The volleyball complex is expected to draw between 300 to 500 people a day and provide about 50 jobs during peak times, officials said. The land deal would include a one-year moratorium on the city’s sale of any acreage on site to another business that operates in the food or beverage industry.

Approval would set Spike-It on an aggressive course to open its facility by Oct. 1, 2019, said Larry Roberts, a company partner.

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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.


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