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Work could begin in March or April.
The park is to include 12 multi-use fields, four baseball diamonds, two championship multi-sport fields, two championship baseball fields and two concession stand and restroom facilities on the northwest corner of the the proposed village.
The park is planned on both sides of Turtlecreek Twp. Park, on Greentree Road, and across Ohio 741 from Warren County's Armco Park.
Additional netting and tree plantings were recommended by the committee to buffer the facility and its lights from neighboring properties and the roads.
But the committee supported the paln largely as submitted.
It is still subject to approval by the Warren County Board of Commissioners.
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Otterbein has agreed to donate the land for the sports complex, provided a cost and tax sharing plan is worked out for the Union village development.
This week, Turtlecreek Twp. submitted plans for a community authority which would assess property owners and visitors to help pay for amenities and maintenance of the development expected to take shape over the next 30 to 50 years.
Earlier this month, the Turtlecreek Twp. trustees submitted proposed tax abatements of 50 percent of property tax on homes and 100 percent of property taxes on commercial development for 30 years.
The sports park is to be operated by the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) and funded largely through an additional lodging tax from local hotels.
After the meeting, Phil Smith, executive director, said approval of the tax by the county commissioners remained a “work in progress”.