Mission Viejo is Diving into the Marguerite Aquatic Complex Renovation
By Desi Joseph Kiss, MS, PE
On June 1, 2015 the Mission Viejo City Council agreed that the 43-year old Mission Viejo Aquatic Complex, used mostly by the Nadadores, needed renovation, and approved by 4-1 vote a total CIP budget of $7.7 million, for the design-build renovation and rehab project of the city owned facility, based on a study and needs assessment, dated February 2015, provided by Aquatic Design Group Inc. of Carlsbad, CA. Mayor Cathy Schlicht voted against it.
The Nadadores said they are committed to raising $1.37 million toward the renovations over 20 years. According to city staff the design phase will be completed in 13 months and construction implementation is scheduled to begin in September 2016 and is expected to take 1 1/2 years. According to City Manager Dennis Wilberg the project can be financed by the use $4.8 million in park development fees, which are collected from developers to mitigate the impact of new construction in Mission Viejo. Continue reading