(GREENWOOD) – A mixed use fieldhouse is in the works for “the old middle school” in Greenwood
Now, the city says new plans to redevelop the block is part of a much larger plan to reconnect the city.
Greenwood announced plans to turn what is now the last standing part of an old middle school into a multi-purpose fieldhouse. The new facility will include basketball courts, two turf fields, a pickle ball court and a walking track on the second floor.
“We want to make Greenwood a healthy city USA. We want to get people out and about. We want to get them walking we want to get them motivated,” said Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers.
The fieldhouse is just the first part of the redevelopment plan. After that the city plans to build new infrastructure on the same block.
“We plan on building parking garages that will be wrapped with mixed use retail, commercial, residential. We want to have an entire city block of townhouses,” explained Myers.
The city has also been adding trails in different parts of the city and soon they will all connect with the fieldhouse in the center.
“The trails here will connect to the Old City Park and then also into the amphitheater to Craig Park and all of our trail systems will interlock again,” explained Myers.
Myers said he anticipates three to five years before all of the current redevelopment projects in the works are complete. Construction on the fieldhouse is expected to begin in 2020.