Park Board approves contract for additional assessments at site of potential indoor sports facility
At the October 14 Park Board meeting, the Board approved a contract with V3 Companies Ltd. to perform additional assessments at 837 S. Riverside Drive. The property located at the intersection of Route 83 and Riverside Drive, also known as the Kieft Brothers property, is 16.4 acres divisible over two adjacent lots and is the planned location of a potential indoor sports facility.
The board approved the referendum contingent-based purchase of the property on September 23, 2019. Prior to that date, the seller of the property completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment of the property which indicated the need for additional assessment.
The contract with V3 will include completion of a Phase II environmental assessment and an earthwork analysis. The company has extensive experience in this type of work and has worked with the District on past projects, including storm water analysis. V3 will complete their work and present findings to the Park Board in advance of the end of the due diligence period for the property, which is December 30, 2019.
Based on the Park District’s Vision 2020 Plan, the community wants more indoor sports space. The potential indoor sports facility is proposed to be approximately 161,500 square feet with a walking track, two turf fields and six hard court basketball courts that could be converted to 12 volleyball courts and pickle ball courts. To learn more about the project, please visit vision2020.epd.org.