Major Youth Sports Complex expansion moves forward
Youth baseball and softball could become more prominent in Janesville.
Monday the city's Plan Commission approved the expansion site plan that includes four new baseball fields and four new softball fields on about 37 acres near Wuthering Hills Drive. Some commissioners voiced concern that they did not receive updated site plans, but approved the project due to time constraints. The Janesville Youth Baseball and Softball Association has committed $2.5 million for the project. Representative Duffy Dillon told the Plan Commission that while they don't have hard pledges in hand, they believe they have more than a half-million dollars firmly committed.
The city's contribution would be between $1.3 million and $1.4 million for infrastructure. The Plan Commission does not review financial aspects of the project. The City Council will take on that role Monday.