New sports center topic of Shelby Township meeting

June 7, 2024

SHELBY – Shelby Township is hosting a public meeting to discuss plans for a new recreational and sports facility Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the new Shelby Elementary School, located at 1285 S Oceana Dr.

The agenda for the meeting will focus on two proposed options for the new Shelby Township Community & Sports Center. 

Option 1: Renovate the old New Era Elementary School to serve as a public community center. The renovation would include facilities such as a daycare, a senior meeting area, and indoor pickle ball courts. Additionally, the renovation would feature a 20,000-square-foot indoor sports complex that would accommodate volleyball, basketball, batting cages, a walking track and much more.

Option 2: Construct a new complex facility at the Shelby Township Community Park. This option aims to provide a state-of-the-art sports complex with amenities designed to serve all community members.

“Both options aim to repurpose the previous elementary building, ensuring that our community has a versatile and welcoming space to grow, enjoy, and stay active,” states a press release from the township. 

“This meeting is an excellent opportunity for residents to participate in the discussion, ask questions, and provide valuable input on this important community project. We encourage everyone to attend and contribute to shaping the future of Shelby Township’s recreational facilities.”

“We look forward to engaging with the community on these exciting proposals for our new Community & Sports Center,” said Shelby Township Supervisor Richard Raffaelli. “This project is all about creating a space where residents of all ages can come together, stay active, and build stronger connections. Your input is crucial to making this vision a reality.”

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