The 50,000-square-foot hall would be built on about 22 acres on the southeast corner of East Smoky Hill Road and South Oak Hill Way in southeast Aurora. It would have up to 1,000 parking spots, according to preliminary plans.

The property had been slated for the second phase of the Serenity Ridge neighborhood, which was to include a pool and clubhouse. But the original developer went out of business and the new group that bought it from the bank is negotiated a sale to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

There are about 22,500 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Colorado.