The Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District (TDRPD) approved a 7 million dollar aquatic center this past January. Plans call for an 8 lane, 25 yard competition pool and a warm water pool with a “lazy river” and play features for children. Bathrooms and locker rooms will also be included in the project. The estimated cost was $7.24 million.
However, the cost of the center has gone up an additional $333,000 dollars due to fees from various public agencies like the Town of Truckee and Truckee Sanitary District. Apparently these local agency fees were not considered in the cost estimates because they are generally waived. In this case, the local agencies are not waiving the fees.
If the fees can’t be eliminated or reduced, TDRPD plans to reduce building costs by specifying less expensive construction materials. TDRPD intends to keep the aquatic center within budget.
The Aquatic Center is estimated to take 10 months to build, with construction beginning in the spring of 2014. The aquatic center will be built adjacent to the Community Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road.