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$5.7 million Truckee aquatic center out to bid for second time

Margaret Moran

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The multi-million dollar Truckee aquatic center project is out to bid for a second time, nearly two years after it was first approved.

Bids are due Jan. 20, said Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District General Manager Steve Randall. As of Monday morning, none had been received.

The base bid calls for construction of an eight-lane competition pool, with potential add-ons including expansion to 10 lanes, installing a warm water leisure pool, and building a party room.

As for which add-ons will be included in the final project, those depend on bids received, Randall said.

Construction budget is about $5.7 million. Should the budget not allow for the leisure pool, an indoor turf field will be put in its place, said Randall, adding that installation of the leisure pool depends on future funding.

This is the second time the project has gone to bid. Original plans included a 25-yard, 8-lane competition pool, and a 2,500-square-foot leisure pool, with a 70-foot current channel and 20-yard warm water lap lanes.

In spring 2014, bids came in over budget. None were approved by the TDRPD board of directors, and cost-cutting measures such as material changes and a potential phased-in construction approach were made.

Assuming a bid is OK’d, center construction is anticipated to start in mid-April, taking nine months to a year to complete, Randall said.

The center will be built next to the Truckee Community Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road. It will replace the aging Truckee-Donner Community Swimming Pool behind Truckee High School.

The TDRPD board approved the aquatic center, rather than a performing arts center, on Jan. 24, 2013, following the failure of Measure J in the 2012 general election.

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