The company, with indoor recreation centers in just about every region of the country, is planning to open in April – according to multiple posts on the new location’s Facebook page. The inside of a warehouse at 220 Exchange Drive, across the street from Sky High Volleyball, is being renovated, a post shows.
Urban Air Crystal Lake will feature ultimate dodgeball, a slam dunk zone, obstacle courses, trampolines, climbing walls, a ropes course, an arcade and more, according to UrbanAirTrampolinePark.com’s website for the new location.
Participants in one of the company’s trampoline fitness classes can burn about 1,000 calories in one session. Urban Air also has dodgeball and volleyball leagues, city documents show.
The portion of the industrial building Urban Air will occupy is about 33,800 square feet and the former site of Sky High Volleyball. It’s also next to the former Willow Creek Community Church, which moved in 2017 to a bigger industrial building on nearby Main Street.
On Saturday, cars driven by people attending activities at Sky High Volleyball could be seen parked in that parking lot, on the street and in the future parking lot of Urban Air.
The existing parking area for Urban Air provides 299 parking spaces on-site, according to city documents. The property owners also own the two surrounding buildings. The total available parking for the three buildings is 524 spaces.
The industrial park where Urban Air is to be located is just east of where a developer wants to build about 360 homes on 62 acres.
More than a year ago, a request for an alternative use permit went before the Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. It is anticipated the business will employ about 45 adults and young people to positions of lifeguard, front desk, manager and fitness trainer, according to city documents from those meetings.
Attempts to reach a representative for Urban Air on Saturday were unsuccessful.