Construction will begin soon on two basketball courts for Lantana’s sports complex on North Eighth Street. On Nov. 27, the town awarded a contract to ARZ Builders of Boca Raton to do the work for $323,255.
The town will use Community Block Grant money for the project.
Council member Phil Aridas said that the town should plan to put a playground at the complex too, and asked that Town Manager Deborah Manzo look into that project in the year ahead.
“This is something we need for kids and for parents who bring their kids to watch games,” Aridas said. “We need to use any remaining spot for this.”
The sports complex, built last year, has three baseball fields, two soccer fields, batting cages and a concession stand. Since those were built, the Police Department moved its headquarters adjacent to the fields.
— Mary Thurwachter