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File #: 14-4917    Name:
Type: Communication or Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/29/2016 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 2/9/2016 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Receipt of the Updated Chinquapin Aquatics Center Feasibility Study and Cost Estimates.
Attachments: 1. 14-4917_Chinquapin Aquatics Center Feasibility Study 50 Meter Pool Options Cost Estimates.pdf, 2. 14-4917_Chinquapin Aquatics Center Feasibility Study 50 Meter Pool Options Presentation.pdf
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 20, 2016

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of Receipt of the Updated Chinquapin Aquatics Center Feasibility Study and Cost Estimates.
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ISSUE: City Council receipt of the consultant's Updated Chinquapin Aquatics Center Feasibility Study and related cost estimates for the project options. This update discusses the final feasibility assessment for the construction of a 50 meter aquatic facility, including review of cost estimates for alternative layouts and building types.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receive the updated Chinquapin Aquatics Center Feasibility Study and related cost estimates for the project options.

BACKGROUND: Through the FY 2014 budget discussions, City Council approved $500,000 in funding for a feasibility study to determine the viability of constructing a 50 meter competition pool and renovated recreation pool at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility. The City released a Request for Proposals (RFP) and selected the firm of Hughes Group Architects (HGA) to complete this study. HGA began the work in February 2014 and completed the first phase of the study (Tasks 1A and 1B) in January 2015.

Task 1A determined that a 50 meter pool addition is feasible based on the physical conditions/constraints and that Alexandria's market could sustain an expanded aquatics facility. Task 1B provided further assessment of the feasibility including a detailed market analysis, constructability and estimated overall cost. HGA provided the cost estimate for the new 50 meter pool and renovated recreation pool, with a caveat that they were not at the design phase yet, so the estimate is of rough magnitude. The estimated cost for the 50 meter pool expansion totaled $30,717,6...

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