Springville city in process of finalizing construction plans for new aquatic center

The planned Springville Aquatic Center is depicted in this rendering included in an online update on the project published by the city. Officials hope to finalize construction plans for $18 million complex by Sept. 1. 

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Earthwork will begin this week on the new, highly-anticipated Springville Aquatic Center.

A formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 700 S. 1250 West in Springville, near Meadow Brook Elementary School.

Later Tuesday night, the Springville City Council will have the option to approve Hogan Construction to complete earthwork for the aquatic center. 

Assuming the council makes the approval, Hogan Construction would be expected to begin work on the site before the end of the week, said Springville City Administrator Troy Fitzgerald. 

Bids for the remainder of the $18 million project will open Oct. 1 and come back in mid-October.

Fitzgerald said the project is still on schedule to be completed next fall.

The final product will include features such as a multi-use pool, indoor leisure pool, outdoor water play area, indoor track, basketball courts and exercise rooms.

Springville voters approved an $11 million bond option in November to fund part of the center, which will replace the aging Springville Community Swimming Pool. 

Katie England covers politics, the environment and courts for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at 801-344-2599 or kengland@heraldextra.com.