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NPU-E to hear about proposed Midtown sports complex

Developers seeking to build a 514,000-plus square-foot sports complex in the Loring Heights neighborhood just north of Atlantic Station that would target training rising elite athletes.

The October Neighborhood Planning Unit-E meeting is set for Tuesday at Peachtree Christian Church located at 1580 Peachtree Street. NPU-E serves several Midtown Patch neighborhoods including Midtown, Ansley Park, Atlantic Station, Home Park, Georgia Tech, Loring Heights and the westside of the city.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The volunteer board of elected community leaders make recommendations to the city on voting issues including zoning and permit applications.

On Tuesday’s agenda, NPU members are scheduled to hear from developers seeking to build a 514,000-plus square-foot sports complex in the Loring Heights neighborhood just north of Atlantic Station.

Odyssey Sports Atlanta wants to construct the expansive facility on an industrial site located between 450 and 464 Bishop Street. The land rests behind the Atlantic Station mixed-use development and the complex would target training rising elite athletes.

The ‘sportsplex’ would include a multi-sport indoor recreational facility that plans call for to house an Olympic-size pool and diving amenities; 10 basketball courts; 11 tennis courts; two lacrosse/soccer fields; and a hockey rink.

The facility would provide indoor practice, training, and competition amenities and developers would like to have it completed by the end of 2017.

Among the special events and outdoor festivals to be discussed and voted on for approval Tuesday include:

Event Name

Proposed Location

Proposed Event Date

Firefly Run Atlanta Festival

Midtown (Piedmont Park)

October 6, 2012

2012 Walk for Farm Animals Festival

Midtown (Piedmont Park)

October 20,2012

Walk MS Atlanta 2013 Festival

Midtown (Piedmont Park)

April 5, 2013

Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Assembly

Midtown, Atlantic Station

October 6 – 7,  2012

Project Dance Atlanta Lg. Gathering

Atlantic Station

October 6, 2012

Culture Shock Lg. Gathering

Midtown

October 13, 2012

Cirque du Soleil Totem Large Gathering

Atlantic Station

Oct. 25 – Dec. 30, 2012

Atlanta Marathon Assembly

Atlantic Station, Brookwood Civic

October 28, 2012

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Assembly

Atlantic Station

October 29, 2012

Torch Relay Assembly

Atlantic Station

November 3, 2012

Rhodes Race Assembly

Midtown & Ansley Park

November 10, 2012

CASA Superhero Run 5K

Midtown (Piedmont Park)

November 10, 2012

Atlanta Speedo Run Assembly

Midtown

December 8, 2012

Mcmuffin October 02, 2012 at 01:10 AM
It's a great idea for normal people - 20 bucks it will turn ghetto after a few moths and then turn into section 8 housing :-(
But wait, October 02, 2012 at 12:19 PM
why wouldn't they use the site bordered by 17th, northside, and the railroad tracks(behind IKEA to the north)? it is a huge empty expanse that seems perfect for this sort of thing whereas that address is showing a bunch of warehouses that would have to be demolished.
Chris H October 02, 2012 at 04:35 PM
@ But wait, the property you speak of has long been considered as the new home of the Amtrak station. Most likely it's already owned by someone and a lot more expensive.

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