Recreation facility for kids eyed

JOHNSTOWN – A couple may purchase a building and start a business with bounce houses and party rooms for children.

Dino and Megan Vahaviolos introduced their plan for a childrens recreational facility at 104 Van Road to the town Planning Board on Tuesday.

The facility would have six bounce houses for children 12 and younger. Party rooms would also be provided.

“We just have a lot of activities that we would like to incorporate and get kids more active in a healthier lifestyle than watching TV and videos games,” Megan said.

The facility would not prepare food, but menus would be provided for families interested in ordering food, they said.

“A lot of people in this area go to the Tree Pad, which is in Clifton Park, and there’s also a bounce house in Clifton Park mall,” Megan said. “There is nothing in this area for children and we just want to be able to incorporate something.”

The property is listed on multiple real estate websites at $399,000. The building is 12,500 square feet on two acres of land. It is currently being used for boat storage.

Megan said the couple wanted to make sure their plans were allowed under the town’s zoning rules before purchasing the building.

Fulton County Senior Planner Sean Geraghty said he did not think any zoning changes would be required for them to proceed.

“I think you just need to submit an application for what you are talking about doing,” he said. “I think it sounds like a great idea; there isn’t a whole lot of kids recreation.”

The two plan to submit their application at the Planning Board meeting June 14 at 6 p.m.

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