Firm Picked to Plan Aquatics Center

By Jenna Hunt

The future aquatics center is truly a blank slate awaiting the community’s creative ideas and passion to deliver this massive project. The town is diving into the deeper end and exploring the details of how much it will cost and keep it afloat financially.

On Tuesday, the Town Council voted unanimously to award a $219,750 contract to LPA Inc. to prepare a needs assessment, feasibility study, site analysis and concept design.

The feasibility assessment will look closely at the costs to build and operate the facility.

LPA expects to finish the study in September.

“It’s all very exciting,” Mayor Pro Tem Drozd said.

Company representatives Arash Izadi and Jeremy Hart gave a comprehensive presentation Tuesday night.

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“This is community driven,” Izadi said. “Our job is to help you achieve that vision. It is our job to listen.”

The company plans to hold several community workshops.

“We believe in this holistic approach,” said Hart, who is the project manager. “We want to make sure we hear what the community wants to say.”

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