A middle school near Interstate 485 in southeast Charlotte could soon be home to a “state-of-the-art” sports complex.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is planning to lease space at Jay M. Robinson Middle, which is on Ballantyne Commons Parkway near Providence Road, to a company that will construct facilities for weightlifting, football, baseball, tennis, track and field, and other sports.
The school board approved a resolution of intent with United States Performance Center LLC for a 50-year lease of the site in late May. The board will still have to give a final approval later. By law, the district has to offer up the land to Mecklenburg County first.
A 51,600-square-foot indoor training center, a field and three tennis courts would be designated for private use, according to a document filed with CMS.
Most everything else would be shared with the school and the public, including a 5K trail with fitness stations, batting cages, volleyball courts and other multipurpose sports fields.
The project could take as long as 10 years to complete.