Aquatic Facility and Water Park Set for August Ballot

§ May 9th, 2013 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off

At the May 8th meeting of the TCRPFD Board, Resolution No. 2013-02, setting a ballot proposition for a vote on a one tenth of one percent sales tax, to construct and operate the proposed regional indoor/outdoor aquatic facility and water park, for the August 6th primary election ballot, was approved by unanimous vote (9-0) of the Board. Click on “Facts” (above) for a fact sheet on the proposed facility and ballot proposition.

Tri-Cities Aquatic Center Perspective

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Aquatic Facility Concept Plans

§ April 12th, 2013 § Filed under Aquatic Facility Comments Off

At the meeting of April 10, 2013, the TCRPFD Board reviewed a presentation from its consultant, Doug Whiteaker, of Water Technology, Inc., on possible options for the proposed regional family aquatic park. The options each included indoor and outdoor aquatic recreation facilities as well as an indoor competitive facility with possible configurations of either: 25 yard x 25 meter; 40 meter; or  54 meter scenarios. WTI also provided cost estimates for each option. Following the presentation and public input and discussion, the Board determined to move forward with the preparation of more formal presentation materials, refined cost estimates and operating cost/revenue analysis for the 25 yd x 25 m option.

See a draft site plan and building concepts, plus a keyed layout plan for the possible facility, below.  Click on a thumbnail for a full-sized image.

Tri-Cities Aquatic Center_Page_01Overall site plan (click to enlarge)

Tri-Cities Aquatic Center_Page_02Interior space – first floor (click to enlarge)

Tri-Cities Aquatic Center_Page_03Interior space -second floor (click to enlarge)
Tri-Cities Aquatic Center_Page_04Detailed layout with key elements (click to enlarge)

Preparing for August

§ April 3rd, 2013 § Filed under Aquatic Facility Comments Off

We’re busy preparing concept design drawings, finalizing financial details, and other details for the May meeting. We’re looking forward to Water Technology Inc.’s presentation that will form the basis for factual information for voters to consider in an August ballot proposition.

April’s Meeting Agenda includes a Project Committee update about WTI’s progress on concept design options, updates to probably costs, alternate design, operation costs, and presentation materials as well as a Communication Committee update on website options and launch.