The minds behind the design of Prince George’s new downtown pool want to hear the thoughts and opinions of residents.
The city is set to co-host a pair of public information sessions with Chando, the construction management company, and HDR Architects, the firm tasked to design the $35-million facility.
The project, which won 62 per cent of the vote in the city’s 2017 referendum, is replacing the Four Seasons Pool in the adjacent parking lot at Seventh Avenue and Quebec Street.
The goal of these sessions is to engage with residents and answer any questions they may have about the pool, including its features and design progress.
This includes drawings and perspectives, three-dimensional images and project timelines.
In May 2019, HDR Vice-President Mark Hentze explained at a media conference he had hoped construction of the new pool would start ‘sometime in 2020.’
“We want to give it a personal flavour,” he said.
“We want people to look at it and say, ‘That’s Prince George’s pool,’ not Toronto or Saskatoon or wherever. That’s not us, we want to get people to look at it and be proud that it's Prince George’s pool. Our job is to deliver the project on budget as budgeted by the city and the referendum voters.”
The public information sessions will take place at the Prince George Civic Centre, Room 201, on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 12 to 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m.
At 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., HDR is scheduled to make formal presentations.
The Four Seasons Pool remains open for business until the new facility is complete.
More information is available on the City of Prince George website.