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Oswego panel to consider permit for proposed trampoline park

Building and zoning commission to render advisory recommendation

Oswego's planning and zoning commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 9, to discuss a special-use permit for Altitude Trampoline Park, to fill the vacancy left by Bed Bath & Beyond store in the Gerry Centennial Plaza shopping center on Douglas Road at Route 34.
Oswego's planning and zoning commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 9, to discuss a special-use permit for Altitude Trampoline Park, to fill the vacancy left by Bed Bath & Beyond store in the Gerry Centennial Plaza shopping center on Douglas Road at Route 34.

Oswego’s community development staff has recommended the village’s planning and zoning commission approve a special-use permit request for the proposed Altitude Trampoline Park, to fill a vacant storefront that once served as the site of a Bed Bath & Beyond store.

The storefront, located in the Gerry Centennial Plaza shopping center at the southeast corner of Route 34 and Douglas Road, has been vacant since Bed Bath & Beyond closed in 2016.

Village officials announced the trampoline park project during a “Community Conversations” public forum last month.

Altitude Trampoline Park bills itself as, “The world’s premiere trampoline facilities and fun centers,” with locations across the United States, and in countries including Argentina, Great Britain and Japan. The company has several locations in the Midwest, including in Skokie, Bloomington and Glen Carbon. A park in Chicago is expected to open in the fall.

A call to the company for comment was not returned in time for publication of this story.

The zoning commission will render an advisory recommendation over the special-use permit request to the village board. The board will, in turn, cast the final ballot on the permit.

According to the permit request, the trampoline park would feature “several trampoline areas, party rooms, tables and chairs and concessions,” as well as locations to check into the facility and sign the necessary safety waivers.

The permit request concludes with a recommendation from village staff that the commission “accept the findings of fact for the standards for a special use and recommends approval of the Special Use for an Amusement facility.”

The commission will consider the request during a public hearing set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at village hall at 100 Parker’s Mill, Oswego.

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