From high atop Fort Boreman Hill came an exciting development from The PM Company about the creation of a Sports and Entertainment Complex – the donation of ten acres of property for its location.
Pat Minnite, Sr., of The PM Company, addressed officials from Parkersburg and Wood County. His company is continuing a plan to develop around the area and he hopes the discussion for a sports facility can move forward with today’s contribution.
“When we first purchased this property, I didn’t care for the idea of a baseball field. I didn’t think it was enough of a draw to be worth the investment it would take, and I didn’t think it fit well with my plans for beautiful residential developments and upscale retail in what I’ve started to think of as Uptown Parkersburg. However, I had the opportunity to visit some facilities that helped me to see things differently,” Minnite said. “In the interest of the citizens of our valley, we envision something more than just baseball. We also see music, and family events – restaurants, hotels, other amenities that make a great place to enjoy. Our vision is for a venue to gather for a variety of family recreation, so we are suggesting a broader plan for a sports and entertainment facility here in Uptown Parkersburg.”
Minnite said he has no further details until stakeholders can come together in a meeting which he hopes will happen within the coming weeks.