A volleyball sports complex and the demolition of Roberd's changing the landscape from one end of town to the other

West Carrollton is making big changes to 2 downtown areas. Here’s what it’s planning.

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The Carrollton Plaza and Roberd's furniture and appliance store are being demolished to make way for a potential entertainment district the City of West Carrollton would like to have built on the site. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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The City of West Carrollton wants to attract a developer to anchor a multi-million dollar entertainment district along the river and part of that plan involved a $662,450 contract to clear the shopping center site.

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Seven acres of the former paper mill site in West Carrollton have been sold to Spike-it, LLC. for the potential location of a volleyball sports complex that would draw athletes and approximately 50 jobs to the city. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Just over a mile west on Central, another project in West Carrollton is one step closer to being built. The city has approved the sale of seven acres of land from the former Fraser paper mill to Spike-it, LLC, “an experienced operator of indoor/outdoor volleyball facilities” in the Cincinnati area, according to West Carrollton records. The land is being sold for $40,000 per acre.

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This aerial illustration shows how the West Carrollton facility by Spikeit LLC will be laid out. Outdoor volleyball courts would be on the eastern side of the 7 acres it is proposing to buy at 200 W. Central Ave. The indoor courts would be in the center of the land and the majority of 350 parking spaces would be on the west side of property. CONTRIBUTED
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City officials say the plan that includes 17 sand courts and 350 parking spaces should attract hundreds of people to the city each night. The $4.5 million bar/athletic facility is to include more than 80,000 square feet of space, records show.