Photo courtesy of Davis Architects.
Homewood Rec Center
A rendering of the proposed rec center. Construction could begin in October.
The Park and Recreation Board put the plans for the proposed recreation center in the hands of the City Council at the regularly scheduled council meeting on August 13.
“The total cost before contingency is $15,846,085 and the overall total cost is $16,536,739,” said City Council member Jackie Langlow. “The pool is estimated at $2 million, the building itself at $9.8 million. The other costs are related to site abatement, demolition, testing, construction management, design fees, fixtures, furnishings and equipment.”
The Park Board’s new plans incorporated solutions to concerns that were brought to their attention at the public hearing on July 23.
“I am very supportive of this project,” said City Council member Fred Hawkins. “I believe it will significantly improve property values and encourage more citizens to choose to stay in Homewood and for others to choose Homewood for their home.”
If adopted and funds are secured, the center is projected to take 14 months to complete.