The city is negotiating an agreement with Tepper Sports for the Eastland MLS facility. Even before Tepper formally landed the team in December, Crosland Southeast envisioned a sports component — likely soccer — at the property.
“This is a pretty important milestone that we’re reaching here,” said Tim Sittema, managing partner at Crosland Southeast. “We’ve been working behind the scenes for a long time, but this is the first public signal that our plans are advancing well to get to this stage.”
Sittema said his team and the city have held at least 14 community meetings so far to map out the future of Eastland. While specifics such as the amount of development are to be determined, the idea is to have a mixture of housing — for rent and for sale, with varying density — as well as space for retail, restaurants, office users and potentially a hotel.