What is zoning code/requirements for Land/buildings to open a indoor sports facility like Tennis?

Need help to buy lease a facility to start a indoor sports arena.
In Buying Property - Asked by gautam V. - Feb 13, 2012
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Datta K.
Broker/Agent
Soquel, CA

I had to answer this one, being a tennis junkie myself:
You didn't mention what part of the country you are in, but in general I would suggest that you see where other such facilities are located. Ultimately, the city or county Zoning department will dictate whether or not the use is allowed so you should be sure and check with them during your due diligence period, if not sooner.
Zoning aside, you should also consider a site's visibility and accessibility to your targeted market. Here in California, existing large indoor facilities such as Clubsport are located in commercial districts, usually in the vicinity of hotels, offices and shopping. On the East Coast however, I have also seen them in more rural areas. Depending on where you are the site may need to be zoned for Parks and Recreational use, or in a residential area it may require a special Use Permit, involving involve a public hearing where neighbors can give their opinion.
Good luck with your search, and I hope this helps.
Datta Khalsa
Broker/Owner
Main Street Realtors
Soquel, CA 95073

Feb 14, 2012
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Linda S.
Broker/Agent
Las Vegas, NV

Will this indoor tennis facility become a franchise? Do you plan on finding your location anytime soon here, in Las Vegas, Nevada? I have a location in mind that may be perfect for your venture.

Feb 16, 2012
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gautam V.
Owner/Investor
Sunnyvale, CA

Thanks Datta and Linda for the response.
Currently I am looking for location in the bay area Sunnyvale/Santa Clara/Milpitas/ San Jose.....

Feb 16, 2012
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Matthew U.
Broker/Agent
Redondo Beach, CA

Each city has a different zoning codes and requirements.

Jun 1, 2012
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