MISHAWAKA — A new Urban Air Adventure Park in Mishawaka came closer to reality Tuesday when the Plan Commission approved plans for the development on the site of the former USA State Center.

The former roller rink, at 3909 N. Main St., will be razed, and a new 35,000-square-foot structure will be built for the adventure park.

The new indoor adventure park will have attractions that include ropes, climbing walls, trampolines, a “warrior” obstacle course, sky rider coaster and Dodgeball.

The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday approved three variances in the plans before the Plan Commission reviewed the proposal and passed the measure.

The planners’ approval means progress on the building demolition and construction could begin.

Pete Garber, of DJ Construction of Goshen, a contractor for the development, said the former roller rink most likely would be demolished by the end of this fall’s construction season, with a spring start date for construction of the new facility.

He the project tentatively would be completed in the fall of 2020.

The proposed franchisee for the park, Joe Van Deusen, from the Indianapolis area, on Monday confirmed plans for the air park in Mishawaka. He was not in attendance at Tuesday’s Plan Commission meeting.
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