The proposed site for this an indoor soccer complex is planned for four flex office buildings. One exists currently as a self-storage tacitly. Three building sites remain, with the recreation facility slated for the middle of the three buildings, at 46,000 square feet. The site is served by county water and sewer. A traffic analysis indicate that the site would cause no additional impact.
Converting the planned building from flex use to recreational use will entail the removal of the internal walls, and elimination of the rear loading facilities. Instead of the five overhead bays planned for the rear, two exists are planned, with additional parking spaces along the back of the facility. There will be two side entrances already shown.
The building proposed would contain seven fields: three 110x60, three 85x30 and one 45X25 - the last used as a warm up area. Additionally, the facility will contain male and female locker rooms, a party room, a retail sports store selling immediate soccer accessories, a snack bar, and a raised observation deck. About 240 people (players, coaches and spectators) could be expected to use the facility at any one time. The facility will be climate controlled.
A traffic signal currently exists at Pleasant Valley Road and Route 50. A cul-de-sac on the north provides access to their facility. The site's internal traffic flow was shown as counter-clockwise around the building - it was suggested that the use of internal signage could route the flow clockwise so that parents dropping off their children would have their passenger-side doors next to the entrance, rather than away as they would be with a counter-clockwise flow.
If the special BZA issues the Special Use Permit within 90 days, the developers hope to have the building open for late summer/ fall 2004.
The committee recommended that the BZA approve the Special Use Permit subject to Staff recommendation for approval and appropriate intraparcel signage for proper traffic flow..
Carol Hawn brought up two issues:
Federal, Sate and County transportation officials plan to attend. The exact date will be available at our next meeting..
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee