City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

CPS Public Report
CPS19-2

Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools

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Department:Office of the City ClerkSponsors:
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Recommendation

1.      That the Executive Director, City Planning & Community Development or designate be authorized to award and enter into a contract with the highest ranked proponent(s) from a public procurement process to engage consulting and professional services over $750,000 to support the design of Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools.

 

  1. That Administration, through the 2020 budget process, bring forward a financing plan for the construction of Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools.

 

  1. That the City Clerk be authorized to execute the contract with the highest ranked proponent for consulting and professional services to support the design of Maple Leaf and Wascana pools, upon review and approval from the City Solicitor.

 

  1. That this report be forwarded to the January 28, 2019 meeting of City Council for approval.

 

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CONCLUSION

 

Administration has shared information with Council on the general approach to the Maple Leaf Pool Reconstruction and the Replacement of Wascana Pool projects and the development of programming for the Heritage neighbourhood during the pool construction phase. In order to move forward with Council’s decisions, Administration recommends Council’s approval to proceed with the procurement of a qualified consultant for the design of the Wascana and Maple Leaf Pool projects.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The City of Regina (City) currently has 5 outdoor pools that provide sport, recreation, fitness and learn to swim opportunities for the public. These pools were built between 1946 and 1962, resulting in an average age of 64 years. In 2018 outdoor pools emerged as an urgent priority, as Maple Leaf Pool could no longer be opened for the 2019 season, due to condition and age. It was also determined that due to the condition and age of Wascana Pool it could no longer be operated past the end of the 2019 season. This information was shared with Council as part of the 2019 budget process and this report considers next steps based on Council decisions.


DISCUSSION

 

Through the 2019 budget process Council made a decision to replace Maple Leaf Pool, provide additional summer programming in the Heritage neighbourhood to help fill the gap left by the pool closure and to consult with the community on the replacement of Wascana Pool. The following table outlines general timing and Administration’s approach to these three projects.

 

Year/Quarter

Heritage Neighbourhood Programming Options

Maple Leaf Pool Project

Wascana Pool Project

2019 Q1

·   Consultation with Heritage Community Association regarding potential program models and transit/transportation options to provide access to other pools.

·   Consult with Heritage community

·   Secure consultant for Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools Projects 

·   Project start-up meeting

·   Secure consultant for Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools Projects

·   Project start-up meeting

2019 Q2

·   Consultation with community continued

·   Finalization of program planning

·   Communication with community regarding programs

·   Potential program start-up

·   Infrastructure analysis and industry best practice information

·   Preparation of conceptual design and project costing 

·   Community and stakeholder consultation

·   Demolition begins

·   Infrastructure analysis and industry best practice information

·   Community, user and stakeholder consultation

·   Preparation of conceptual design commences

·   Wascana Pool opens

2019 Q3

·   Program operational

·   Demolition complete

·   Detailed design and tender package prepared

 

·   Wascana Pool operational

·   Demolition begins at the end of the 2019 outdoor pool season

2019 Q4

·   Program evaluation and consultation with Heritage Community Association

·   Financing plan to Council as part of 2020 budget process

·   Construction tender released and awarded

·   Demolition complete

·   Conceptual design and costing complete

·   Financing plan to Council as part of 2020 budget process

2020 Q1

·   Implement program changes, if required

·   Construction begins

 

·   Detailed design and tender package prepared

2020 Q2

·   Depending on program – potential start-up

·   Construction continues

 

·   Construction tender released and awarded

2020 Q3

·   Program operational

·   Commissioning and Opening (TBD)

·   Construction begins

2020 Q4

·   Program evaluation and consultation with Heritage Community Association regarding future programming

 

·   Construction continues

2021 Q3

·      Potential program continuation

 

·   Commissioning and Opening (TBD)

 

In order to complete these projects within the time frame presented above, Administration is requesting Council’s approval to initiate and award a Request for Proposal to hire a consulting team to complete the consultation, concept planning, detailed design and tender package development and potential construction contract management of the Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools projects.

 

RECOMMENDATION IMPLICATIONS

 

Financial Implications

On December 10, 2018 City Council considered Item CM18-15: 2019 General and Utility Operating and 2019 – 2023 General and Utility Capital Plan. As part of this, Council approved the following:

1.      To allocate $1.5 million from the 2019 General Capital Budget to decommission the existing Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools and to engage a consultant to design the replacement facilities; and

2.       That Administration bring back a funding mechanism in early 2019 that will support Maple Leaf Pool.

Administration has prepared a project plan for the design and construction of Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools. Funding is currently in place to complete the required work in 2019. Therefore, Administration will bring a fulsome financing plan for Councils consideration as part of the 2020 budget process.

 

Environmental Implications

An environmental assessment and impact study will be conducted and environmentally efficient and sustainable options will be considered through the design process.

 

Policy and/or Strategic Implications

Council’s decisions related to Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools support the Design Regina: The Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2013-48 community priority to develop complete neighbourhoods.

 

Other Implications

There are no other implications related to this report.

 

Accessibility Implications

Accessibility will be a consideration with programs developed in consultation with the community. It will also be a consideration as part of the design for both Maple Leaf and Wascana Pools.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is working with the Citizen Experience Department to develop a communications plan for all three projects included in this report.


DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

City Council approval is required for the recommendations contained within this report.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Shalley

Respectfully submitted,

,

Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director

City Planning & Community Development 

 

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