District 186 board agrees to reduce property taxes on Scheels sports complex. What’s next? – The State Journal Register | Vette Leader

Developers of the proposed Scheels Sports Complex at Legacy Pointe received a pledge from the District 186 Board of Education to reduce property taxes for 10 years in a vote at Monday’s meeting.

The agreed-upon letter of intent (LOI) between the two parties allows the developers to secure a banknote for the proposed $65 million project, which will include full-size basketball and volleyball courts, as well as multi-use artificial grass fields will be under a dome.

The complex will be located just off MacArthur Boulevard off Interstate 72. Scheels received the naming rights for the project last December.

The district receives a “preferential rate” for renting facilities estimated by school officials at $108,000 for 2,160 hours of use per year.

Board members Micah Miller and Erica Austin voted against the LOI.

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