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#1 Savile Row

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:03 PM


Developer plans sports complex for Clarksville

http://www.bizjourna...larksville.html

#2 Savile Row

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:06 PM

Sorry, ns and Kevin, but this process will allow the Jeffersonville City Council
to utilize the $3,000,000
of hard earned tax money on other things.
You and the council can be let you in on it now,
before the embarrassing vote on the 16th is taken.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:10 PM

Developer plans sports complex for Clarksville
Feb 12, 2015

by Marty Finley
Reporter
Louisville Business First
A Southern Indiana developer is firming up plans for an indoor sports complex of tournament quality

that he said will fill a void in Clarksville.


Alan Muncy, owner of Jeffersonville-based real estate development firm
ARC Construction Management LLC,
has proposed
the ARC Recreational Complex
at his Eastern Commons retail development on Eastern Boulevard,
near Interstate 65.

http://www.bizjourna...larksville.html


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#4 Savile Row

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:10 PM

The 30,000-square-foot complex will be built on land owned by Muncy at Eastern Commons, which once housed a Value City Furniture store.

The facility will offer several options for youth and families, including multiple courts and playing surfaces for sports such as baseball, basketball and volleyball, and space for health and wellness and sports fitness training. The facility also will have a
walking track, he said.

The complex will be outfitted with fitness and workout equipment, locker rooms and showers, wireless Internet and a snack bar. There will be a second-floor mezzanine and video monitors that will allow the facility to live stream video from games, for instance.

The project could cost as much as $2.5 million, and Muncy hopes to break ground in the next 90 days and have the facility ready within 12 months.

ARC is handling design and construction, Muncy added.

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#5 Savile Row

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:13 PM

Muncy bought 34 acres at the site three years ago for $1.5 million

from Ohio company Schottenstein Stores Corp.

He said he sold about 11 acres of the property to Clarksville for $1.5 million, which the town used for construction of the Renaissance Academy, a technology-based high school for Clarksville Community Schools, and a new community park that will be built later this year, said Nick Lawrence, Clarksville's redevelopment director.


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#6 Savile Row

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:33 PM

:yes: Gulp.......acres and acres of free parking already at the site....

No navigating and crowding the dangerous,
narrow old paved wagon trails
of Utica-Sellersburg Road and Charlestown Pike....

More safety.
More tax money  saved.

 

Ah, the importance of thinking by elected officials......

and the proper and highest utilization

of very scarce tax payer money.

:emoticon-looney-toons-019:


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#7 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:49 PM

That's great for Clarksville!

 

But nowhere did it say anything about soccer.

 

I think the population shows the need for more than 1 facility.  Do we want to give Jeff residents MORE reasons to go to Clarksville?

 

savile, why don't you spend some of your millions and build a sports complex in Jeff?.....



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 07:04 PM

Good example of how things should be done, no need for the government to be involved.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 11:40 PM

I LIKE utilizing what we already have.  Eastern Commons would be a GREAT spot: just off 65; lots of parking . . . what's not to like about this site? 



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 01:15 AM

Isn't this the company who bid $1.00 for the 10th & Spring project and has purchased the old Rose Hill School property



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 05:35 AM

Yes.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:53 AM

If he includes enough room for the equivalent of 2 soccer fields (which would mean the equivalent of two softball fields) it would make good tournament money over the cold months. There are two facilities like this in West Lafayette that do this and do well with it.



#13 Savile Row

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:54 AM

Muncy  has invested about $7 million in the Eastern Commons development,

which includes a freestanding Dollar General store and a freestanding Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinic.

Muncy's firm also built two retail centers on the site with a combined 7,000 square feet

that house Little Caesars Pizza, SVS Vision, Fantastic Sam's and Subway.

ARC also redeveloped an existing retail center at Eastern Commons,

which is being leased by Indiana Downs and Tony Bennett Photography, he said.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:09 PM

Isn't there a proposed sports facility of some kind that is supposed to built on Woehrle Road - across from River Valley Middle School? 



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:20 AM

Sleepy, you are well versed and knowledgeable on governmental spending matters.

 

A. Would you tell us what you think of the GCCS's attempt to "pirate"

part of the Clarksville TIF funds?

 

B. Are the indoor soccer/sports arenas planned for Clarksville, New Albany,

the several in Louisville,

including the glitzy Mockingbird Valley soccer facility

adequate?

 

 

C. Also, with the county's really precarious position with the hospital on the brink

what will that cost  Clarksville and Clark County if those bonds go into default?


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:20 AM

Good example of how things should be done, no need for the government to be involved.

Looks like what you said may not be the case.

http://www.newsandtr...8.html?mode=jqm

Quote from the above article from the owner/developer:

“What we would like to know and understand from the town is what incentives are there available to promote this type of facility in the town of Clarksville and how we can work together to try to accrue or get a hold of those incentives and utilize them for this facility to make it more economical,” Muncy said. “My goal is to build a top-notch, top-quality facility and to try to offer it for the most reasonable price we can to these youth organizations. The more help I can get from the town of Clarksville to help offset the cost, the more cost savings I can pass along to youth sports programs.”

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:54 AM

Clarksville recently razed most of the old Value City building...a building with some definite maintenance issues, but with a solid basic structure that could have been easily repurposed into a sports complex.  Why was the redevelopment commission so short sighted and wasteful that they tore down a useful building to replace it with grass?  If Clarksville wanted to participate in a project like this, they could have sold the building back to API at a discount.  Some things just don't make sense to me. 


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