The East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission is slated to vote at a special meeting at noon Wednesday on a non-profit group’s proposal to build, staff and operate a large, air conditioned gymnasium at Perkins Road Community Park.

The effort to get the gym built is being led by the Baton Rouge Basketball and Volleyball Association, Inc. Jim Bernhard, president and chief executive officer of The Shaw Group, Inc., is a key member of the group seeking to build the gym.

Plans call for BREC to put $1.5 million up toward the $5 million cost of building an air conditioned gym large enough for three basketball courts or five volleyball courts.