Community members and owners of an athletic club may have reached a compromise over a controversial plan to renovate the Mission Hills Tennis Club, according to media reports.
The new plan seems to please both the company that owns the 39-year-old athletic club and members of Save Kimber Park, concerned citizens who have argued against the facility’s expansion, the newspaper reports.
Located at 10 E. Las Palmas Ave. in the Kimber Park neighborhood, the new plan calls for the Mission Hill Tennis Club to expand its footprint to 24,340 square feet — almost half of the 42,000 square foot space that was proposed before.
The Council also approved changing the Kimber Park area’s land-use designation to “private open space” so that the area will be protected from future development, according to the Argus.
The plan approved last Tuesday also calls for preserving the Kimber Park area’s trees and natural habitat.
As well, the new proposal eliminates the athletic club’s plans for a business center, conference room and lodging. The renovated facility will also have two pools, nine tennis courts and one indoor court.
These plans, however, are not final as the proposal is subject to another round of review, according to the Argus.