Wylie residents have wanted a new public place to swim and do other aquatic activities, and now city councilmembers will try to offer something to meet that desire.
Leaders received a look at the design options for a proposed aquatics center – and its price and tax increases – during a lengthy workshop session at the council’s April 13 meeting.
The price of an aquatics center, which included both an outdoor and indoor facility would be $25.3 million, with a higher price tag being floated for a larger indoor facility – $27.8 million – in a second option. Mayor Matthew Porter estimated the aquatics center project would cost around $136-$145 more in taxes per year, with the more expensive option coming in on the higher end.
Adam Brewster, representing Dunaway Associates, a consultant that did the master plan study in 2020, talked to the board and council about the center. George Deines of Counsilman-Hunsaker, a sub-consultant for the aquatics engineering plan, also spoke to councilmembers. Some members of the Parks and Recreation board attended the meeting and gave their feedback about the center.
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By Don Munsch • [email protected]