GSL has received word that Marcus Harris is working on opening an indoor pistol/rifle range on Rt. 45 north of Urbana. Mr. Harris is partnering with Tim Murray of the Morrigan Company. They go before the Champaign County Zoning board on April 25th, and could use some support from the community. Their target opening is September sometime. 75 yard pistol and rifle capability, plans for some really nice equipment, etc.
The Zoning board meets at the Brookens center at 1776 E. Washington in
Urbana at 6:30 pm on April 25. They don’t have the agenda posted for this meeting yet, but it should be up on the county board’s website soon. If people don’t go to the meeting, they can send letters supporting the project to the Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals, 1776 E. Washington, Urbana, IL 61802. The range does not have a ‘name’ yet, but the tentative location is 1414 Triumph Drive, Urbana IL 61801 (right off Rt. 45).
There is a dearth of places to shoot, particularly indoor ranges, in East Central Illinois. If you live in this area, they could use some friendly faces and some support at this meeting. Let’s get out there and help clear the hurdles for a new place to shoot.