February 19, 2009 in Washington Voices

Presentation Tuesday on Little League plans

By The Spokesman-Review

If you go

What: Presentation of a proposed Little League complex at Glenrose and 37th Avenue.

When: Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Where: Southside Christian Church, 2934 E. 27th Ave.

Information: 747-2002 or go to www.spokanelittle league.org.

Glenrose residents, Little League baseball members and anyone else who’s interested can take another look Tuesday at the proposed Morning Star Sports Complex, which Spokane South Little League would like to build on 20 acres at the intersection of Glenrose Road and 37th Avenue.

Little League and representatives from Morning Star will hold a joint presentation about the project, which has gained a lot of protests from the Glenrose Community Association.

The property is still owned by the Morning Star Boys Ranch, and Little League has not yet begun fundraising for the $4.5 million facility.

At a Glenrose Community Association meeting on Jan. 28, neighbors were opposed to the sports complex, which would contain five Little League-sized baseball diamonds and a smaller, specially designed baseball field for disabled players.

Glenrose Community Association is considering hiring an attorney to help the group oppose the sports complex.

Little League is currently scheduling its games at a variety of South Hill baseball diamonds, some of which aren’t well maintained. Between baseball and softball, Little League has more than 3,800 children between the ages of 5 and 15 playing in the Spokane area.

Representatives from Morning Star Boys Ranch will be present at Tuesday’s meeting, and a question-and-answer session will follow the joint presentation.

Reach Pia Hallenberg Christensen at 459-5427 or piah@spokesman.com.

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