Indoor Trampoline Park Proposed for Murrieta

AeroSports seeks a minor conditional use permit in order to open an indoor trampoline park in a building on Avenida Acacias in Murrieta that formerly housed a furniture store.

An indoor amusement park featuring trampolines may open soon in Murrieta.

A public hearing is scheduled Thursday for AeroSports, which hopes to bring the family-oriented facility to a 34,000-square-foot space at 39729 Avenida Acacias, Suites A and B.

AeroSports owner John DeSouza will seek a minor conditional use permit during the public and city administrative hearing set to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Murrieta City Hall, 1 Town Square.

Murrieta city planners are recommending approval of the facility, which already has signage displayed at the space in the Murrieta Crossings Center, also known as Furniture Row to locals.

The center is no longer home to just furniture stores; in the past year Aces Comedy Club has opened up as has Brew-Ligion.

If approved, AeroSports would consist of open trampoline jump areas, trampoline arenas, foam pits, an arcade area, a snack bar and party rooms, according to a report prepared for the hearing.

The facility would be available to the public for rental on an hourly basis.

The trampoline arenas are designed for sports and league play for dodgeball, volleyball, basketball and similar activities.

AeroSports also proposes offering cardiovascular fitness classes available for a membership fee.

Its proposed hours of operations are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 to midnight Friday and Saturday.

"The facility's use, related to hours and operation characteristics, is a low-intensity use," wrote Assistant City Planner Aaron Rintamaki. "The trampoline park is compatible with the surrounding uses and will not alter the character of the existing commercial center."

The proposed business meets the city's zoning requirements for the center, according to Rintamaki, and there is ample parking—989 spaces—to accommodate patrons.

Murrieta would be the fourth location for AeroSports, which according to the company's website, has existing sites in Corona, Fresno and Maryland.

BRUNO TRAVANTI December 19, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Trampoline Park!...Really??? Oh good Lord, another business that will fall to the waist-side. It will be novel, at best, and quickly be short-lived. Instead they should have a children's "Birthday Haven", a building full of children appropriate play stations and games, which can be rented for parties (tramps included, along with many other fun activities). Really must think out of the 'box' when creating a business that would be a true community jewel. I hope the owner would reconsider.
sbjmsoules December 19, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Great..now we don't have to drive to Temecula to go to their Trampoline Park at the former Golds Gym location on Ynez. So happy!
Commonzenze December 19, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I think you mean "fall by the wayside"... I have an idea, start a business just like you described. Get funding, use your savings, take a 2nd mortgage against your home, file your fictitious business name, Birthday Haven, and have at it. I'm sure you will create a great community jewel for all to enjoy!
Michael December 19, 2012 at 04:10 PM
How about more restaurants,markets,and high end stores like Temecula.really just the Madison ave business coridor is the hub.never understood why Murrieta is not business friendly like Temecula and to a certain extent Menifee.I guess the city council wants to keep it a bedroom community.more businesses mean more revenue for the city.
BRUNO TRAVANTI December 19, 2012 at 04:11 PM
You must be kiddin'? Invest in a business in this economy? Not the brightest idea you ever had, my friend...I would'nt even suggest YOU your own advice. I personally have no interest or desire to 'create a community jewel", I was just merely suggesting an alternative to the person(s) that "Tramp Park" ---- and thanks for the correction, I did mean to say "wayside", best thing that came from your 'speech'.
Commonzenze December 19, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Hey, no problem Bruno, any time!
Christine December 19, 2012 at 04:23 PM
So, what high end stores? The only one in Temecula is Macy's. As for Menifee, why go there?
BRUNO TRAVANTI December 19, 2012 at 04:26 PM
You're a gentlemen and a scholar, CZ, my friend.
Michael December 19, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Christine,If you have ever walked around the Temecula Promenade you would see plenty of high end stores and nice restaurants, especially near P.F. Changs and the movie theaters.The city could start at Orchard shopping center next to the Super target.what a waste of space,thet started to build then stopped. I heard the builder ran out of money.
addy December 19, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I think there kinds dangerous.. I saw on tv people getting hurt alot at these places BUT they do seem like fun. My son is already saying he wants his birthday party there if they are open in time.
Fauntleroy Murphy December 19, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I was thinking the same thing. I though Bruno had a great idea and should act on it. Now he says it's a bad idea... I'm confused.
Cyclist December 19, 2012 at 05:58 PM
The City of Murrieta has NO CLUE about how to attract and keep good businesses here. They hired Bruce Coleman (Economic Development Director) and Kimberly Davidson (Business Development Manager) to bring business to the City. They are paying them each a six-figure salary and hired them at the same time the City laid off 15+ people that worked for the City. And what have they done....brought Loma Linda Hospital here. The last time I checked, hospitals don't pay sales tax. That's it. No real tax-generating sustainable businesses. That is why all of the people in Murrieta need to drive to Temecula to go to the mall, buy a car, go to a nice restaurant, etc. Temecula is doing it right, but Murrieta thinks it knows what it is doing but year after year the businesses go to Temecula instead of Murrieta.
BRUNO TRAVANTI December 19, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Oh no, Mr. Murphy....I have not changed my mind, I was thanking CZ for correcting my 'wayside' comment. I stand firm as to my alternative suggestion to the entrepreneur(s) on their proposed "Tramp Park".....thanks for agreeing, Mr Murphy.
BRUNO TRAVANTI December 19, 2012 at 06:22 PM
In this economy, I would NOT think of investing in a business BUT for those who do, I wish it would a "community jewel" and something more substantial than a short-lived novelty shop, thusly to succeed for a very long time.....thanks again,My Murphy.
Michael December 19, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Cyclist,Right on,you hit the nail right on the head! As for the city of Murrieta,paying two people six fiqure salaries, while laying off 15+ city employees sounds like the city is not in such dire straits.What are we getting from the two with six fiqure salaries?bringing trampoline parks?whoopee...
Zygo December 19, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Only a small point - Hospitals while not paying sales tax, besides their obvious benefit to a community, do generate collateral sales taxes from their staff and visitors visiting nearby businesses. Not arguing any other point to your statement.
Cyclist December 19, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Zygo, (respectfully) your point was one that the City trumpeted when Loma Linda Murrieta was being build. However, no new retail businesses have opened near the hospital since it was opened well over a year ago. And, the closest retail business (Super Target) is about 1.5 miles away.
AnnieB December 19, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Yes, you are right about the lack of business. WE NEED an Old Town Murrieta like Temecula.....yet the Murrieta historical society is so closed minded and powerful, they will never allow it. We just have to wait for the old people who are holding development/progress back, to die. Sad. :(
AnnieB December 19, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Oh! I need to clarify, I have Nothing against elderly people, just the MHS. My hubby joined the society thinking as a small business owner on Washington Ave, That he could make a difference, but after 2 years of hitting wall after wall of closed mindedness people who have lived there "forever", he left it. those people just want to preserve the old town how it was, NOT improve it. That is sad. Old town Murrieta has such potential.
Christine December 19, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Actually, Michael, I would consider Fashion Island in Orange County more high end than the Promenade. Also, Fashion Valley in San Diego. When the Promenade gets Tiffany's among their shops then it would be high end. Just saying. I do love the Apple store and support it too.
Milo Jensen December 19, 2012 at 10:48 PM
As a local neighbor of this business I can only be thankful that this establishment will not be asking for another rubber stamped alcohol license from the Murrieta Planning Commission. Wait, I should not give them the idea because the City of Murrieta would probably be in favor of it!
BRUNO TRAVANTI December 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM
It will have a snack area with beer served, as does Chuck E Cheese....they will need a beer license at the least. This "Park" will be geared for teens and adults, another hangout for the town's misfits, fully equipted with video games for the teen to waste their minds on.
BRUNO TRAVANTI December 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM
MJ, It will have a snack area with beer served, as does Chuck E Cheese....they will need a beer license at the least. This "Park" will be geared for teens and adults, another hangout for the town's misfits, fully equipted with video games for the teen to waste their minds on.
Alex Gifford December 26, 2012 at 07:58 PM
It is very interesting to read all of your comments. First off, this facility is going to be "FAMILY" focused. There is a whole seperate area for kids 4ft and under. Secondly, No alcohol will be served. Lastly, Anything that encourages kids to get out and do something physical besides frying brains on video games is ok in my book.
Bryan C. December 28, 2012 at 06:07 AM
I enjoy all the comments on this page on how the city/business owners should be run. As a Murrieta small business owner, open your own business and be successful. Or...run for city council and make the changes. I love how people like to tell others, how to spend their money. Bruno, if you don't like it here...move. If you do, improve it. Bashing a new small business does no good. It hasn't even opened and your knocking it down already. Nice. Classic armchair naysayers. Easier to post than to do eh?
Shauna G. January 25, 2013 at 04:47 AM
Alex, I agree and appreciate your comment. I am a local entrepreneur who is trying to open my own "family friendly business" because I feel that is exactly what our community needs right now. I think this trampoline park is a wonderful addition to the center and a welcomed addition to our community. I agree 100% with your comment about "anything that encourages kids to get out and do something physical besides frying brains on video games". Our kids now a days are getting lazy and uninvolved. I wish Aerosports all the luck in the world and I pray some of it falls in my direction as well. Ciao!
Laura Calderon February 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM
We are new to this community & hate paying these high property taxes & have to drive to Temecula or Menifee for better shopping/eating. Does anyone know what's going on with this Orchard shopping center that's not completed? I wish we would have done more homework before we purchased our home here.


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