Fairview Heights Mayor Mark Kupsky will sign an agreement with a Clearwater, Fla.-based firm to perform an initial feasibility study for a recreation center the city announced it would build in March.
City aldermen Tuesday evening unanimously approved a resolution giving Kupsky the green light. Sports Facilities Advisory will conduct the study for the first two phases of the project.
According to SFA’s bid, the Phase 1 study will cost $19,000 plus reimbursable travel expenses and the Phase 2 study will cost $22,000 plus reimbursable travel expenses. SFA will bill $55 per consultant per day to cover those travel expenses.
Part of the study will establish criteria for picking a place to build the center. According to the bid:
“SFA will identify the total land needed and identify a maximum price per acre for the project to be viable. Based on these criteria, the client will be able to identify, qualify, and eliminate parcels.”
City officials have not chosen location for the center, but Kupsky said in March that he hopes the center will be easily accessible from anywhere in town and that it could anchor the eventual development of a city center.
A site could be selected by the end of 2017.
Also approved Tuesday:
▪ A special event permit for farmer’s markets to be held at 10207 Lincoln Trail each Saturday from May 14 to Oct. 29.
▪ A special use permit allowing Tsou Chin Wang-Sengsarichunh to open a massage parlor at 5900 N. Illinois St.