Proposed Revovation of the Recreation Center
Public Referendum:November 4,2014
Given the growing demand for recreation programming, coupled with feedback from community opinion research a proposal has been developed to remodel, repurpose and expand the city’s recreation center on 127th Street.
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Recreation center expansion proposal downsized from $16.6 million to $6.3 million. The new proposal to improve and expand the recreation center is being placed on the November 4, 2014 ballot for consideration by residents is 62 percent less than the original request that voters turned down in 2004. The project was downsized by $10 million by reducing the scope of the project and repurposing existing space. The $6.3 million cost estimate includes architectural, development, construction, contingency, land and financing costs.
Project includes new gymnasium, three lane walk/jog track, multipurpose/banquet room, wellness center with exercise equipment, locker rooms, additional parking and expanded programs for the entire community.
Tax impact less than one-third the size of the original proposal. The estimated tax impact of the $6.3 million bond measure is $2.52 per month per $100,000 of a home’s actual market value, or about $30.20 per year. This is less than one third of the estimated tax impact of the original proposal presented to voters in 2004.
Public Referendum, November 4, 2014. The City Council voted to place a question on the November 4, 2014 ballot to seek voter approval of the proposed $6.3 million bond measure for the Recreation Center improvements. The City Councils decision to place the proposed Recreation Center improvements on the ballot is based on feedback received from residents that attended the community outreach meetings, results from the community wide survey (Survey Results) and the recomendation of the community taskforce that was appointed to review the proposed plan.