Plans advance for indoor sports dome at sports complex

2013-09-11T00:00:00Z 2013-09-11T11:26:03Z Plans advance for indoor sports dome at sports complexSusan Erler susan.erler@nwi.com, (219) 662-5336 nwitimes.com
September 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CROWN POINT | An athletic dome proposed for Crown Point-owned sports complex is advancing.

An agreement for privately owned CS Sports Group to lease space at the complex for the dome was approved Monday by the Redevelopment Commission to recommended to the Board of Public Works and Safety.

The proposed 120,000-square-foot dome costing approximately $4 million would be large enough to house year-round indoor playing fields for soccer, softball, rugby and other sports.

CS Sports Group agreed to give the city Parks Department use of the dome in off-peak hours, city officials said.

The Board of Public Works and Safety is expected to consider acceptance of the 20-year lease at Wednesday's meeting.

City approval of the lease would be the final piece needed for CS Sports Group to secure financing for the dome, said John Terpstra, the lawyer representing the firm.

CS Sports Group was formed by Tae'Ni Chang-Stroman, a pediatrician with a practice in Dyer, and his wife Jacqueline, who live in Crown Point.

Another new addition to the 95-acre complex in the 1300 block of East North Street is a 16,000-square-foot retail building proposed Monday by developer Todd Kleven with Crown Legacy Development.

The building would be constructed as speculative to house up to three or four tenants limited to sports-related retailers, Kleven said.

Crown Legacy Development would buy a lot in the complex for the building, Kleven said. The lot is at the north end of the complex next to the existing Homann Karate Do building.

The spec building would be subject to approval by city planners and zoning officials.

Sale of the lot is up to the Board of Public Works and Safety, which meets Wednesday to consider it. The sale won recommendation Monday by the Redevelopment Commission.

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