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Council committee to approve $3 million plan for new Memorial Pool tonight



The city of La Crosse has been aiming for a new Memorial Pool that would cost less than $4 million to build.

The final design for a remodeled Memorial Pool in La Crosse could be approved tonight by the city council finance committee.

Ayres and Associates out of Madison has developed a site plan, which would divide the pool into different segments.

That multi-depth lap pool would replace the one now that had operated along Campbell Road for about 80 years.

The cost estimate for the project provided by Ayres is $3.1 million but only $1.4 million of that would be used on the pool itself. The rest of the money would be spent on renovating the historic pool house.

The Ayres design includes landscaping, which could feature turf and trees.

Previous rebuilding proposals carried estimated costs above $5 million, until the city put a cap on the project late last year.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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