The city is building a new recreation center, senior center and theater that will replace the current 44-year-old building.
This project is part of the larger Civic Center Master Plan.Features
The new facility will have:
- 320-seat theatre
- Senior Center
- Preschool area
- Indoor basketball courts
- Family, women and men's locker rooms
- Six-lane lap/competition swimming pool
- Warm-water leisure pool
- Water slide
- Sun deck
- Party room
- Multi-purpose and community rooms
- Jogging track
- Weights area
- Two fitness studios
- Catering kitchen
The new facility will be built directly west of the current City Hall, just off of Interstate 25.Funding
Construction is expected to cost $53 million.
The debt service will be paid from:
- The 2 percent marijuana tax
- ½ percent sales tax
- Annual $1.7 million general fund transfer
- Certificates of participation
Taxes will NOT be raised to build the new facility.Timeline
- 2016 – When the city began discussions for a new Civic center Master Plan, the recurring message the public gave us was the desire for a new recreation center/senior center/theatre.
- September 2017 – February 2018 – Public input process for whether people would want a new facility, and if so, what would they like included in it.
- October 2017 – April 2018 – An advisory group made up of residents, patrons, staff and consultants, met to put together an initial plan for the size, scope and amenities for a possible new center.
- April 9, 2018 – City Council approves the final report and recommendations for the new facility.
- October 2018 - Council approves Barker Rinker Seacat as the design team.
- Fall 2018 through 2019 – Continued public and staff input collected that will be used to help craft a final design.
- March 11, 2019 - Council approved FCI Constructors as the general manager/general contractor.
- March 18, 2019 - Council accepted the schedule design, allowing the project to move into the design development phase.
- 2019 – Construction set to begin
- 2021 – Anticipated opening
The city is now moving into a full design phase of the project and will be soliciting input from staff, residents, patrons and industry experts.Documents
- Schematic Design
- Recreation Center Group Presentation
- Theater Focus Group Presentation
- Workshop 2 Presentation
- Workshop 3 Presentation
- Workshop 4 Presentation
- Workshop 5 Presentation
- Barker Rinker Seacat (Consultant, Architect)
- Semple Brown (Consultant)
- FCI Constructors (General Manager/General Contractor)