LeBron James to Add Huge Garage, Showroom Next Door

Bath Township approves plans for a 6,480-square-foot building


Basketball star LeBron James, whose home draws tourists to Bath Township, is seeking to build a large garage on an adjacent parcel.

An application filed with the township's Board of Zoning Appeals says the one-story, 6,480-square-foot building would be for collector cars, memorabilia, showroom, bathroom and gardening equipment.

It would be built at 180 Crystal Lake Road, apparently after the house there is razed.

Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli said the BZA approved the request earlier this year.

James in 2003 bought 5.5 acres on Idlebrook Drive and eventually tore down the existing house to build his 30,000-square-foot mansion, which reports have said includes a bowling alley, recording studio, barbershop, theater, casino and aquarium.

In 2006, he bought an adjacent lot on Crystal Lake Road. There is currently a home on the site.

Recently, James got permission from the Summit County Council to combine the two properties into one lot. 

The former Cleveland Cavaliers star has retained his Bath Township home even after signing with the Miami Heat.

Architect for the project is Charles Klinkenberg of Illes Architects in Medina.


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