By Anne Marie Amacher
The Catholic Messenger
DAVENPORT — Phase 1 of the Assumption High School proposed sports complex, to be shared with St. Ambrose University, has been submitted to the City of Davenport.
Andy Craig, president of Assumption High School, said various documents have been filed over the past couple of weeks and the plans were submitted June 24.
Since the sports complex is a project of Assumption and not St. Ambrose, rezoning is not required.
Craig said Phase 1 includes two all-purpose fields, a softball diamond and parking for 127 vehicles. The location of this phase is north and east of St. Vincent Center, which houses the Diocese of Davenport and Catholic Messenger offices.
Once the city reviews the plans it can determine what works and doesn’t work, according to city codes, Craig noted. When everything is aligned and permits are issued, the project will go out for bid.
He hopes that work can begin in late July or early August, depending on when permits are issued and the weather. If work commences and with few weather delays, Phase 1 could be completed by spring of 2017, he added.
The cost of this phase is estimated at $5 million. “Most of the money is available right now.”
Future plans for the property, including a football field and stadium have not been solidified, Craig said. The first goal is to get Phase 1 under way. “We’re taking this in steps.” At this early point in the project, Craig said he is not sure how long it will take to complete the whole vision. “When this gets rolling we’ll have a better idea of what to look at for the next phase. There are many options.”
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