By Philip Haldiman |Independent Newsmedia
Professional baseball players trying for the big leagues in Peoria may one day be able to simply fall out of bed and cross the street to the ball park.
The city is looking for someone to develop a proposed project named Stadium View on nine acres of land adjacent to the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., in the P83 Entertainment District, which would house the teams during spring training, as well as other baseball players in development throughout the year. The housing would also be available to the public.
Project construction is estimated at $11.1 million, but annual gross revenues would be in the range of about half of that, according to an analysis by city officials.
The project was featured at a Peoria investment forum last month, and April 28 is the deadline for developers to submit their proposals.
The development would be privately built, owned, managed and operated.