HAMPTON — City Council here on Wednesday approved a permit application for an indoor shooting range at Langley Research & Development Park, across the street from Derby Run Apartments.
Gunsmoke will have 24-hour access.
Carol Kleemeier Zeno, president of the Langley Research & Development Park Business Association signed off on the project.
“The Langley Research & Development Park Business Association is in full support and very excited about this wonderful project,” she wrote.
No one at the City Council meeting spoke for or against the project during public comment.
The new facility, 3200 Magruder Blvd. and 36 Research Drive, will have archery, drone racing, ax throwing and firearms as well as a barbershop, cigar shop and a restaurant with a drive-thru. In addition, the facility with have storage for weapons, training rooms and general meeting spaces.
The proposal included a new 100,000-square-foot facility for a model and simulation center with virtual and augmented realities, and two-, three- and four-dimensional experience, to provide state of the art high tech training for local, state and federal law enforcement, according to the report.
Crawford was not immediately available for comment.
It is not immediately clear when Gunsmoke will open.