The Middletown mayor says the town will send out a request for proposals for a Delaware Sports Complex after a company who was supposed to build it filed for bankruptcy and didn’t construct the project.
Kenneth L. Branner Jr. made the announcement during a speech he gave before the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown.
Branner will again make the announcement at the Middletown Town Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 2. Council isn’t expected to take any action.
After his speech, Branner said the idea and the location will be the same. The last proposed location was 170 acres on Levels Road, to the east and west of the Charles Price Memorial Park in Middletown.
As proposed, the project would have had 20 multi-purpose outdoor fields, 16 baseball fields, tennis courts, and a 75,000-square-foot building with an aquatic center.
The land is only currently used for athletic games, but the building wasn’t constructed.
The company who proposed the complex had a lease with the town for the property, but the company filed for bankruptcy and the town cancelled the lease. A bankruptcy judge ruled the town, who owns the land, had the right to terminate the lease.