Prince George city council has confirmed that a referendum will take place in October 28 seeking permission from the electorate to borrow $35 million re-build the Four Seasons Leisure Pool.
During tonight’s meeting, council will be receiving a report the proposed sites for building a new pool. Council will also decide whether to grant the first three readings of the related loan authorization bylaws.
Based on a budget of $35 million, a facility with a gross floor qarea of 3,971 m2 (42,743 Sq. Ft.) is achievable on the preferred site. The facility will address the majority of the community’s aquatic needs as identified within the 2016 Aquatic Needs Assessment Report. The facility will include:
- A design with accessibility at the forefront;
- A building that engages the street front and district;
- A pool that is 25 Meters in length and six lanes wide;
- A therapy/toddler pool that is 25 Meters in length and four lanes wide;
- A leisure pool with a wading zone (with a beach entry) and deep zone.
It will include play features and a slide;
- Large change rooms (including a modern universal change room);
- A spa, sauna and steam room; and
- Space for public gatherings and classroom instruction
The budget of $35 million includes construction costs, professional fees, change order contingency, escalation and furniture/fixtures/equipment. It does not include the cost of acquiring and preparing the preferred site or demolition of the existing Four Seasons site.