BettPlex commercial site plan

The Bettendorf City Council will vote on approving a site plan for a commercial site by the BettPlex sports complex.

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The process to begin work on the commercial site adjacent to the BettPlex sports complex is moving forward with the Bettendorf City Council expected to vote on approving a site development plan Tuesday.

Community Development Director Bill Connors said the site plan includes the construction of three buildings, a 4,000 square-foot restaurant and two 8,600 square-foot retail locations, near the intersection of Middle and Forest Grove roads.

"The intent is to have these buildings ready at the same time as the BettPlex," Connors said.

Earlier this year, the city approved a development agreement with developer Doug Kratz to construct a $45 million, 79-acre sports complex and $12 million, 33-acre commercial site.

The sports complex includes a six-acre indoor facility with full-size synthetic turf soccer field, hardwood basketball and volleyball courts, sand volleyball courts, batting cages, a family entertainment center, personal training, physical therapy, food, beverage and retail space.

Last month, the developer broke ground on the family entertainment center as he announced a partnership with High Five Lanes and Games to operate the state of the art facility.

The family entertainment center will be a 50,000-square-foot facility equipped with a full-service restaurant, upscale bar and lounge, 32 bowling lanes situated on two floors, video game arcade a state-of-the-art laser tag arena.

The outdoor complex will include synthetic turf soccer and baseball and softballs fields with lighting for nighttime activities, walking paths and parking.

As part of the development agreement in which the city provided more than $10 million in economic incentives, the commercial site was to include hotel, retail and restaurant use.

Terms of the development agreement call for the construction of at least one hotel on the site, but that is not part of what the Council is approving at the moment.

The site development plan, submitted by Built to Suit, Inc., is only for one lot on the commercial site so more plans will have to come before the council at a later date.

The Bettendorf Planning and Zoning Commission had passed its recommendation for the site plan onto the council by a 5-0 vote.

The BettPlex sports complex is on target to be completed by summer of 2018.