An Ohio-based developer’s contract to buy the A-Game Sportsplex property in Franklin remains on track despite chatter about the deal falling through.
The Franklin Planning and Sustainability Department is reviewing Al. Neyer’s site plan for the popular athletic facility at 215 Gothic Court. It calls for transforming the 175,000-square-foot building into office space as well as construction of a parking garage.
“We’re working with the developer and don’t see any issues so far,” said Milissa Reierson, spokeswoman for the City of Franklin.
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A decision on the site plan is expected by Nov. 19. Upon receiving approval, Al. Neyer would have a year to seek a grading permit from the city’s engineering department and a building permit from the building and neighborhood services department.
Rob Gage, an Al. Neyer’s vice president of real estate development who’s overseeing its efforts to buy and redevelop the property, said the Cincinnati-based developer and design-builder continues its due diligence.
The purchase transaction in expected to close by year’s end.
Under terms of the deal, A-Game Sportsplex would be allowed to continue offering its youth hockey, basketball, volleyball and other programs at the building through the spring.
“Nothing has changed,” Gage said. “We’re excited about this project and opportunity for job creation in Franklin.”
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