Field House Proposed for Next Phase of Bridge Park in Dublin
A two-story field house capable of holding 5,000 people for events as well as multiple basketball and volleyball courts has been proposed for the next phase of Bridge Park.
The field house would be flanked by a five-story office building, a six-story parking garage, and a 70-unit residential building. The residential building would be five stories and would sit between the garage and Bridge Park Avenue.
The cluster of proposed buildings would fill in the space between the existing Bridge Park development and Wendy’s corporate headquarters. Roughly four acres in size, the collection of parcels is located south of Bridge Park Avenue; the northern half is currently empty, but the southern portion holds a COTA park and ride lot and the Enchanted Care Learning Center.
Crawford Hoying presented the new plans to the Dublin City Council last night.
“Overall, council was very supportive of the proposed fieldhouse and seemed enthusiastic for the community to learn of the opportunity in Dublin,” said Bob Hoying, Principal of Crawford Hoying.
The field house would cost about $36 million to build, according to the presentation. A number of possibilities are laid out for funding – including a $1 million grant from the State of Ohio, $4 million in naming rights or other sponsorship opportunities, and a $2 million contribution from Crawford Hoying – but the presentation concludes by asking for city council’s help in identifying “sources to bridge the funding gap.”
A recording of the council meeting is available for viewing on Dublin’s website.
Stayed tuned for more updates as this story develops.
Additional Reading: Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying