The City of Leitchfield, Kentucky, was interested in developing a new aquatic facility by formulating a concept that was both efficient and exciting for the users. The team of Murphy Graves Architects and Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained to assess the market and financial feasibility of potential aquatic options to help determine the best solution for the city. Options included outdoor community-based facilities as well as indoor competitive facilities with the possibility of creating a partnership between the city and the local school district. The study compared options by location, size, program elements, facility configuration, capital and operating costs, funding mechanisms, and market potential. Construction costs and operating expenses were provided for each option to ensure the city had the information needed to make a knowledgeable decision.
Aquatic Design & Engineering
As a result of the study, in February 2013, the city decided to move forward with the design of a new outdoor aquatic facility that features an outdoor leisure pool as well as an outdoor wading pool.