Center step closer to locating at Kinetic Park
HUNTINGTON -- Kinetic Park is one step closer to becoming the new home of a local business that specifically caters to the kinetic activity of children.
The Huntington Municipal Development Authority approved a motion to adjust the sale price of a property on the lower level of the park during a special meeting Friday morning in City Council Chambers in Huntington City Hall.
The lot in question is the western-most lot on the lower level, past Goldy Auto next to the steep bank that leads to the upper level, said Tom Bell, director of the authority. The sale price was adjusted from $400,000 to $360,000 after months of negotiating with buyer David Coughenour.
The authority originally approved the sale of the property in August 2013.
The lot will become the home of the new AMP Gymanstics Center, owned by Amy Coughenour. The business currently is located at 215 Hal Greer Blvd., in a former warehouse for Steel of West Virginia.
"We are beyond excited," Amy Coughenour said. "The whole purpose of us doing AMP was because we wanted something in the community that was a place for kids to come where they could have the opportunity to do anything they wanted."
The center offers gymnastics, tumbling, dance and all-star cheerleading training.
Amy Cougher said she expects to break ground on the 19,800-square-foot facility within the next four weeks.
The finalization of the deal with AMP comes one week after the authority approved measures to allow Bell to move forward with exploring the development of additional acreage at the site and reclassify the purpose of the upper level of the park for commercial use in order to accommodate the possibility of H&W Management Co., based in Lexington, Ky., constructing a third hotel at the park.
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