Aquatics Center Planning

New Aquatics Center Planning

One of the top three priorities for future development identified in the 2017 District Comprehensive Plan is the need for an aquatics facility. We are now conducting a feasibility study to explore options for expansion of the existing aquatics facility or development of a new facility. Where should a new pool be located? What kind of facility should we build? How can we make a good investment? These are some of the questions we will be asking this year as we study the feasibility of a new aquatic center. A feasibility study will guide us to a solution that provides a long term sustainable building that is community driven.

During the process, three public engagements have taken place. The first public meeting on January 31, 2019 was a workshop format with two goals: to confirm community support for a new Aquatic Center and to hear community opinions about the future location and amenities that they want for the new facility. An online survey in March was our second engagement, asking the community about their willingness to support the ideas that come out of the first workshop. The final public meeting on April 25, 2019 asked participants to weigh in on three facility alternatives presented.

The District has chosen Option 2/Elk as the preferred option based on community input and a thorough market analysis to study further. This option consists of a 45,000 sf facility with a recreation pool with a variety of play features and a separate 25 yard competitive pool with spectator seating. It also includes additional community spaces for programming with an option for a phased in construction model. The final feasibility study report will be specific to the preferred option and will include a business plan, traffic study, site analysis, conceptual drawings and preliminary cost estimate. The Aquatics Feasibility Study is now nearing completion with the final report due later this summer. Thank you for your active involvement and input during this process!

Feasibility Study Project Schedule:

January-February 2019
Market Analysis - completed
January-March 2019
Community Outreach - completed
March-May 2019
Schematic Design and Business Plan Development in progress
August 2019
Feasibility Study Completion

Feasibility Study Materials:

January 31, 2019
April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

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