The Holland Area Community Swimming Pool Authority (HACSPA) has approved the enhanced base design for the $26.3 million renovation and expansion project approved by voters last May. The enhanced design includes improved drop-off lanes, more on-site parking, increased safety for visitors, and a more efficient layout including free movement between all pool spaces.
With the HCASPA board’s approval of the base schematic, the construction team can move forward to achieve more detailed designs and construction documents. In addition, HACSPA approved plans to develop a 20-year master plan for HCAC, and to select five design assist partners in aquatics, plumbing, electrical, fire, and HVAC for construction planning.
“The improved design was a collaborative effort of the City, our construction team, AMDG/OLC, Lakewood Construction and partner groups. With the approval of the HACSPA board, we’re ready to move forward with the construction process moving us one step closer to better serving our community with aquatic access for every age, every family, every day,” said Jack Huisingh, Holland Community Aquatic Center executive director.
The aquatic center sought community support last May through a bond proposal to fund the project, which will ensure everyday access to the pool for all ages and families as the demand for simultaneous uses increases. The project includes adding warm-water leisure access and a lap pool, updating wellness spaces, adding a new diving and lap pool to its 50-meter competitive pool area and increasing spectator seating, while also improving mechanical and air quality and water components in alignment with sustainability goals.
Renovation and construction will likely break ground in summer 2020 and wrap by 2022.