A local soccer enthusiast and a group of investors are proposing to build an indoor/outdoor recreational sports facility off Route 202 near Cortlandt Lanes.
The Cortlandt Planning Board recently got its first glimpse at the plans from NY Indoor Sports, Inc. to construct a 67,000-square-foot building with a turf field, weight room and a reception area, along with an outdoor playing field and parking lot on a 6.3-acre site that currently contains an old farm house that is setback a far distance from the state roadway.
Included in the plans is changing the existing access road to the bowling alley that often creates hazardous traffic conditions near the connection to the Bear Mountain Parkway. Two access points to the property are proposed off 202 and Maple Row.
Planners will be reviewing the site plan for the project. A few months ago, the Cortlandt Town Board declared itself lead agency and will have to vote on rezoning the property to Community Commercial (CC) for the application to be able to move forward. The property is currently zoned residential.
Cortlandt Planning Director Chris Kehoe said “this project has been around for a long time” with several presentations being made to town officials.
“Traffic is always an issue,” Kehoe said.
The project is being spearheaded by Cortlandt resident Martin Russo, an attorney who is “heavily involved” in soccer as a coach and a player, Kehoe noted.