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Community Meeting Held Over Rose Park Proposal

Posted: 10:12 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 03:14:14Z

Metro councilman Colby Sledge held an Edgehill community meeting to answer questions about a controversial proposed facility for Rose Park.

Belmont University wants to bring the two-story facility to Rose Park, but some neighbors have pushed back.

The facility would include indoor batting cages and office space. It  passed a Metro Parks Board vote earlier this month.

Councilman Sledge is taking the plans to community meetings, answering questions and showing residents the benefits the facility could have on the Edgehill neighborhood. 

Some opponents worry the new addition could negatively impact parking, but Sledge says it shouldn't be a major issue.

"One of the great things about this though, is that this facility can directly impact the neighborhoods that are right next to rose park; so folks won't need to drive - they can walk right over," said Councilman Sledge.

The plan would also ensure the Easley Community Center would be open on Saturdays, making it the only Metro neighborhood center open on weekends.

Another community meeting will be held before the plan is brought to Metro Council.