October 7, 2022
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South Pointe Park at Kaufman Sports Village
KAUFMAN –The largest mixed-use development project in the City of Kaufman’s history, recently approved by the Kaufman City Council, will have its groundbreaking, Thursday, October 13th at 10:00 am at the corner of South Houston St. (FM1388) and State Highway 34 Bypass. Dallas-based, Cedar Crest Development Company, LLC is the developer of the $130 million public-private partnership project.
South Pointe Park at Kaufman Sports Village will sit on 52-acres of city conveyed land and features a 147,000 square feet Sportplex with basketball, volleyball, and pickle ball courts; indoor turf, batting cages, and an eight-lane bowling alley; a 100 key room limited services hotel, 180 units of mixed-use housing, three-story office building, splash park with walking trails and retail.
“Cedar Crest approached the city with a great concept,” said Mike Slye, City Manager. “We strongly believe this development will bring significant attention, activity, and jobs to the area.” The planned development is for three phases over five years and will create an estimated 250 jobs. Phase 1 will include the Sportsplex, Hotel, three retail sites, and a gas station/convenience store. Phase 2 contains mixed-used housing and office space, and Phase 3 adds sixty-nine townhomes.
“We wanted to create a destination for people to live, work, walk and play for this area of the county and region and be a model fopost-Covid-19 environment,” said Dr. David L. Willis, managing partner and CEO of Cedar Crest “and the City of Kaufman was an ideal partner and location.” Dr. Willis added the emphasis would be on local community hiring and minority business inclusion and has set a 35% goal for the project.
The Sportsplex is the anchor of the development. The facility will have unique features and the ability to stage and host events and tournaments simultaneously, including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and bowling. Clear Water Florida based Sports Facilities
Management, the nation’s leading sports management company, will manage the facility. “We wanted this to be a gathering spot because of its tremendous potential,” said Willis. Kaufman Independent School District has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to hold and host its sports activities inside the facility.
The developer estimates the project will have a $100 million impact in the area over the next 20 years. Manning, APC is the architect and Hispanic-owned Azteca Enterprises is the general contractor.