Southsider Voice correspondent
Good news has followed bad news for land that once was targeted for development by Cabela’s at County Line Road and I-65 in Greenwood.
Cabela’s officials backed off development of the same parcel in 2009 and announced earlier this year the sporting goods company would build in Noblesville and leave the Greenwood site undeveloped.
Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers announced earlier this week that GoodSports Enterprises intends to build a multipurpose multimillion dollar facility that would boost tourism and amateur sports for all ages on the Southside and south central Indiana.
GoodSports Village would feature a large fieldhouse with basketball and volleyball courts as well as sports therapy, fitness center and other amenities for athletes. The proposed fieldhouse would be adjacent to a 124-room extended stay hotel catering to athletes with exercise facilities and access to personal trainers.
The estimated development cost is $22 million, according to GoodSports Enterprises.
Greenwood’s Redevelopment Commission is considering an investment of $2 million in infrastructure improvements on the vacant site.
The southeast corner of I-65 and County Line Road is ripe for development. Retail, business centers, restaurants, hotels and the Greenwood Municipal Airport are nearby with easy access from I-65.