It’s Time to FOCUS on Indoor Aquatics

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The citizens of Sioux Falls have been talking about building an indoor aquatics facility since 1951. In their last conversation, they spoke loud and clear.

Now Is the Time to Build Our Public Indoor Aquatics Facility

The Proposed Plan
• • • • • • • Centrally located in Sioux Falls at Spellerberg Park Multipurpose indoor aquatics facility with something for everyone Very positive impact on Sioux Falls and the neighborhood Will be constructed without incurring debt Private/public partnerships save taxpayer dollars by offsetting operational expenses Groundbreaking spring 2015 Ribbon cutting fall 2016

FOCUSING on LOCATION

Aquatic Facilities Master Plan
• • • • • Replace existing Spellerberg pool with indoor aquatic facility Top priority due to current condition of Spellerberg pool Indoor facility would meet immediate need for year-round programming Replacement with a new outdoor facility is not recommended at this site Centrally located to serve the entire community – (Counsilman-Hunsaker and Associates– 2013)

Election Results: Initiated Measure 2
A vote “YES” is for the construction of an outdoor pool complex at Spellerberg Park. A vote “NO” is against the construction of an outdoor pool complex at Spellerberg Park. Yes . . . . . . . . 9,224 (29.37%)

No. . . . . . . . . 22,177 (70.63%)
32.90% Voter Turnout Overall

Spellerberg Park
18-Acre Community Park • 3 acres for indoor pool complex and parking • 15 acres of parkland remains available for the community to enjoy

Spellerberg Park
• • • • Picnic/playground area retained Usable green space in north 1/3 retained Tennis courts relocated on site Sand volleyball courts relocated and consolidated Walkways retained through entire park Sledding hill retained and enhanced with convenient parking

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FOCUSING on DESIGN

Design/Construction

Design/Construction

Design/Construction

Design/Construction

Design/Construction

Design/Construction

FOCUSING on ACCESS

Parking
• An average of 250 parking spaces needed per day for swim meets
– Parking spaces on site = 203 – On-street parking = 64 (park side of street only) – Total = 267

• Exceeds parking needs for swim meets without using neighborhood street parking • Adequately meets daily parking needs
– Analysis performed by the City Traffic Engineer

Traffic
• Existing Spellerberg Pool = 73 vehicles per day • Indoor facility = 74 vehicles per day • Traffic is spread out over a longer period of time throughout the day and over the course of the year compared to the existing pool.
– Analysis performed by the City Traffic Engineer

Traffic
Projected

Western Avenue 18th to 22nd 22nd to 26th 26th to 33rd 22nd Street Kiwanis to Western Western to Lake 26th Street Kiwanis to Western Western to Lake

2000 10,200 13,000 13,300 6,100 7,200 5,900 9,600

2013 12,200 12,900 11,900 5,500 7,300 5,100 7,400

2035 13,300 14,000 13,000 6,300 8,100 4,600 6,900

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GPS receivers installed on Western Avenue signals from 15th Street to 37th Street Possible timing and/or phasing changes

FOCUSING on the TAXPAYER DOLLAR

Project Financing Plan
$19.4 million: estimated project costs Proposed project funding: $ 6.4 million…….Cash in 2014 budget 11.2 million…….Unobligated from 2013 1.8 million…….Previously programmed for project $ 19.4 million……Total

Project Financing Plan
Conservative Approach • Debt-free facility on opening day • Avoids the use of long-term debt ‒ No long-term debt = savings of $4.0–$4.5 million ‒ Savings means more for other capital needs • Does not use property taxes • Does not use 1st penny sales taxes • Maintains City’s strong financial position

Facility Operating Budget
• Estimated at $700,000 annually • Private funding (naming rights, sponsorships)—targeted to fund operations • Included in General Fund reserve forecast • No reduction to Parks and Recreation programs or services

FOCUSING on PARTNERSHIP

Public/Private Partnerships
• Multiple naming opportunities will be explored to offset some of the operational costs • Opportunities could include:
– – – – – – Title sponsor naming rights (building naming) Pouring/concession sponsors Pool naming Room naming Scoreboards/timing system naming Other naming and sponsorship opportunities

FOCUSING on the FUTURE

Schedule/Timeline
• Organize project team: May–July – Select professional services • Owner’s representative • Architect/engineering • Construction management (at risk methodology) • Design development: July–spring 2015 • Construction: spring 2015–summer 2016 • Open: fall 2016

LOCATION

LOCATION DESIGN

LOCATION DESIGN ACCESS

LOCATION DESIGN ACCESS TAXPAYER DOLLAR

LOCATION DESIGN ACCESS TAXPAYER DOLLAR PARTNERSHIP

LOCATION DESIGN ACCESS TAXPAYER DOLLAR PARTNERSHIP FUTURE

LOCATION DESIGN ACCESS TAXPAYER DOLLAR PARTNERSHIP FUTURE

LOCATION DESIGN ACCESS TAXPAYER DOLLAR PARTNERSHIP FUTURE

It’s All Coming Into Focus:

Our New Indoor Aquatics Facility at Spellerberg Park

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