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February 14, 2013

$5 million sports complex presented to Jeffersonville neighbors

Woehrle Youth Athletic Complex projected open date: Aug. 1, 2014

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JEFFERSONVILLE —

 

GROWTH WHETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT

Planners said that the option to construct a sports complex, and whether it succeeds or not, will not stop growth off Charlestown Pike.

The neighborhoods and the proposed expanded CCSA site are just to the north of I-265 where the newly planned east-end bridge will connect Kentucky and Indiana.

“When we talk about the opportunity for this site, beyond CCSA, the reality is....it’s not going to be a park,” Lake said. “It’s most likely going to be industrial. That’s just the reality of the development. If you look at what’s all around it...the opportunity [is] for this to become an industrial park or a few more industrial sites.”

Greg Lander, Jeffersonville resident who co-developed Creek Stone Ridge, echoed the point.

“This is the only potential growth area for Jeffersonville and this area is going to continue to grow no matter what,” he said. “This is the best option for that site. The only thing it would be suited for is commercial. Who wants to have commercial when they can have this?”

In addition to the growth in the city, the soccer programs are growing in Jeffersonville and need the expansion space.

Paul Duckworth, president of CCSA, said the recreational soccer program added a field last year and they are out of room already. Since he took over as the CCSA president in 2011, he said the spring leagues have expanded from 220 kids to 350 and from 190 in the fall to 250.

“We’re growing and we keep expecting to grow,” he said.

And instead of the city launching its own program, it allows Jeffersonville to build onto the CCSA’s existing soccer leagues.

“The other side of it is the city’s parks and recreation has been looking to grow a youth soccer program in the city,” Lake said. “Instead of starting from scratch and competing with a group like CCSA, this partnership allows CCSA to really focus on programs...and allow the city to focus on the facility.”

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