In 2009, a facility assessment was conducted on the aging Kempsville Recreation Center, originally opened in 1977, rating the overall condition of the existing facility as “poor.” Improvements were needed for accessibility and ADA compliance, and the plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems were nearing the end of their life cycles. The existing pool and associated infrastructure required additional significant renovations.
In 2012, the design team of HBA Architecture, Moody Nolan and Counsilman-Hunsaker conducted a study which included the evaluation of potential cost savings and lifecycle costs associated with retaining the existing pool and other portions of the facility. It was recommended to demolish the existing structure and construct an entirely new building.
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