Construction of the Topgolf Entertainment Center in Louisville is set to commence, after several legal tussles with a group of aggrieved residents of Hurstbourne, who were concerned about noise, traffic and lighting disturbances. The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Texas-based Organization, Topgolf, to proceed with the planned construction, which was approved by the Metro council of Louisville.
The Topgolf Entertainment Center will be located at the Oxmoor Center on 7900 Shelbyville Road, where Sears Mall is located. The developers recently received a permit from the Louisville Metro Government allowing the demolition of approximately 160,000 square feet of space in the allocated area.
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Construction costs for developing the Topgolf Entertainment Center are currently estimated at around $18.6 million, although from the previous reports the costs were between $15 million and $50 million. The development plans show that this new entertainment center will be a three-story building; with a capacity load of 1,400 people, lying on approximately 65,000 square feet of land. It will feature an outdoor driving range with over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, a dining area, a roof patio, and a bar as part of its design. According to Topgolf, plans have also been embedded in the design to reduce traffic congestion and also eliminate increased lighting in the area since it is a residential area.
Topgolf will be partnering with the city officials of Louisville and Oxmoor Center for the construction of the Topgolf Entertainment Center. Updates for the opening time of the venue have not been released yet, but the company officials have pointed out that the acquisition of permits and completion of the construction work on the project could take up to 18 months.
In a statement, the CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. Sarah Davasher-Wisdom said the presence of Topgolf in Louisville would encourage economic growth and development, as well as increase the workforce in the region. The construction of the Topgolf Entertainment Center in Louisville could provide an additional 500 jobs within the area.
A spokeswoman for Topgolf, Kara Berry, expressed her pleasure with the partnership between the city officials and Oxmoor center. Berry said that as a company built on fun, community, and inclusivity, they intend to bring a secure and entertaining experience to all in the region.