After iSports Real Estate Development LLC announced plans to develop a multispecialty sports center in Cedar Park last month, requests for rezoning and a special use permit for the project came before the Cedar Park Planning and Zoning Commission July 17.
The commission voted to recommend approval of both. If passed by Cedar Park City Council, the rezoning request would change the property from light industrial zoning to planned development with the general business base zoning district, according to meeting documents.
There are a few proposed conditions to the development standards on the project, including allow for metal wall panels to serve as a primary building material, according to Cedar Park Senior Planner Mark Bombek.
“Essentially, [the metal panels are]utilized to help insulate the internal temperature of the building to preserve the ice rinks,” Bombek said.
The special use permit, for outdoor commercial amusement, would allow an outdoor sports field, the meeting documents state.
The iSports Training and Performance Center is set to be located on around 15 acres east of Toll 183A near the tollway’s intersection with Scottsdale Drive, meeting documents state. The project’s tenants are planned to include Chaparral Ice, an ice rink operator, and sports medicine, entertainment, retail and restaurants.
One person submitted a comment on the project stating concerns about increased noise in the area.
Cedar Park City Council is expected to next consider the rezoning and special use permit on Aug. 9, according to meeting documents.