CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A new community center could be coming to the city of Conway. Just off of McNutt Road, the old Spirit Homes manufacturing facility has sat vacant for the last 15 years. Now, the mayor has proposed a massive renovation at the site.
"It's not an ideal industrial spot but it's a great spot for a major community center," said Tab Townsell, Mayor of Conway.
The city is the largest in the state without a public pool. And at 221,000 square feet, the McNutt Road location seems like realistic location for indoor tennis courts, an Olympic-sized pool and the ice rink that Townsell has in mind.
"What we can do with this facility, just even on the inside, is limited by the cash flow of our revenue and our imaginations."
"I'm glad to see space used," said Ella Reese, a Conway resident. "I think it's better than having unused space in our city."