Tecumseh is one step closer to a multi-use sportsplex.

Council and residents got their first look at a concept design from CS&P Architects for the new facility at a meeting on Tuesday.

In 2016, the cost estimates for the project were at $24 million, but the town expects that number will go up from there.

The sportsplex would be an addition to the current Tecumseh Arena on McNorton Road.

The new multi-use facility would include a gymnasium used for pickleball, basketball and badminton, hockey pads, a walking track and a FIFA-sized indoor soccer field.

At this stage, the town is pursuing upper levels of government for funding.

Once that's complete, Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti says they will move forward with the project.

"We're taking the baby steps but we're also being fiscally responsible making sure all the questions, the design details are done early so when we're ready to move forward, we're going to go ahead and do it right," says Bachetti.

 Bachetti added the complex is an investment for the town that will benefit the entire community.