The initial phase of the Paragon Star Sports Complex and Village development is projected at $262 million in total development costs and is expected to generate approximately 2,525 direct and indirect construction jobs with an estimated payroll of $121 million and approximately 1,241 permanent jobs supporting a payroll of approximately $44.2 million. The development is expected to annually see over 1.2 million visitors with a total economic output of $172.6 million with the associated significant increases in state and local tax revenues.
The development of the site will be done in concert with the area’s topography and environment with a variety of sustainable development and operational practices built into the business model. These efforts will include such examples as the eradication of invasive plant species at the site as well as the planting of native trees and plants, restoration of the Little Blue River, the use of BMPs or “Best Managing Practices” when addressing water management issues, and a recycling program.
The Magic Tree will remain a permanent feature at the Paragon Star site.
At Paragon Star, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
In its first development phase, the Sports Complex will be home to 10 lighted, synthetic turf all-weather FIFA regulation soccer fields, 6 junior fields, a clubhouse and outdoor event space, a children’s playground, parks, and a trail head to serve the Rock Island and Little Blue Trace. Projected for the future are pickleball and sand volleyball courts, a ropes course, ziplines, and a field house with a fitness facility that includes basketball, bocce, and volleyball courts.
The Village will be Eastern Jackson County’s first planned entertainment district featuring a variety of dining and entertainment venues, boutique and specialty retail shops, office buildings, two hotels, and rental apartments.
Paragon Star will put the safety of our visitors and residents at the forefront of our management of the Sports Complex, Village, and trails. While still in the planning stages, we anticipate the use of a variety of security and surveillance measures including access control, personnel, monitoring and surveillance, lighting, architectural design features, emergency call boxes, and more.