City Council Approves Youth Hockey Lease, Telfer Park Redevelopment Under Consideration | Local News


BELOIT — With the opening of the ABC Supply Stadium scheduled for Tuesday evening, the redevelopment of the Telfer Park municipal complex will soon begin to take shape.

Beloit City Council took action on Monday to approve a one-year rental agreement with the Beloit Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) for the 2021-2022 season at the Edwards Ice Arena for $ 74,062.

The previous lease, a three-year contract, expires September 30. The association serves approximately 250 children aged 4-19 in the Stateline area with workouts and games from October to March.

Monday’s action allows flexibility for the city as it prepares for the future of the Telfer sports complex following the departure of the Beloit Snappers to the team’s new downtown baseball stadium.

The city will soon be soliciting a “request for qualifications” for a lead developer for the redevelopment of the Telfer Park complex, with public input being sought throughout the process, officials said. No timetable has been announced for the project.

Telfer is home to the ice rink, the Pohlman field, the Telfer pavilion and a skate park. The ice rink was opened in January 2021 after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Telfer Park area currently owned by the city spans a 28.9 acre parcel with boundaries along Cranston Road and Skyline Drive, with the exception of Beloit Fire Department Station 2 .

Any sale of city land must be reviewed and voted on by council.

In other cases, council considered a zoning change that would change classifications related to uses and development of medical facilities and referred the matter to the Beloit Plan Commission for consideration at the August 4 meeting. The effort could return to the council on August 16.


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