According to a report, Outdoor wants to build its latest resort park on land in southern Perkins Township.
The proposed Kalahari Resorts.resort park is located on the west side of . 250, just north of Mobil’s 7001 Milan Road station and opposite
In the report, according to preliminary drawings, the community development department advised that there would be approximately 215sites, an area for swimming, a playground, a pavilion, and cabins. The site covers approximately 42.6 acres., Gary Boyle, the administrator of the township said.
“The site operator has been affiliated with RVC Outdoor. RVC Outdoor is a national operator of outdoor destinations properties in nine states.”
The property in question is owned by local residents. Given the number of attractions found in the area, such as Lake Erie, Kalahari Resorts, , and other islands, the proposed resort operators see a business opportunity for the development of a luxury park. Lake Erie Shores & Islands noted that the area receives approximately 11 million visitors each year. It is possible that this fact makes it attractive for companies involved in outdoor destinations properties, the report mentioned.
Perkins Township Supports This Plan
RVC proposed a similar initiative by the Keys Golf Course and Driving Range on Boos Road in 2018.Township officials, however, ultimately rejected the project in late 2018 due to many public concerns about congestion on roads, the strain on public utilities, and the impact it would have on property values.
However, this time, the township administrator supports the plan. Boyle stated that it is located in Perkins Township, on land that doesn’t have many homes. It’s also located on Milan Road, the largest corridor in the area.
According to the report, the property in question has been identified in the township’s comprehensive planning for future commercial uses, and the proposedResort park development would be compatible with the long-term land-use goals.
“The proposed use appears to be ideal from the standpoint of access and the nature ofresort parks would be compatible with other uses along this busy commercial corridor,” Boyle added.
“Theresort park proposal is seen as an additional option for visitors to our region and our community, as well as offering another opportunity for owners to vacation in our area.”
The township supports economic development projects consistent with its planning guidelines. These projects create construction jobs as well as permanent employment opportunities for the community.
The township does not know the tentative date for construction’s start or completion. Although the township doesn’t have this information, it is aware that the developer will need conditional use approval and site plan approval before moving forward with the project, the report said.