In the spring of 2000, Cherry Huffman Architects in association with Counsilman-Hunsaker were retained to develop the information necessary for the Town Council of the Town of Cary to make a knowledgeable decision regarding how to go forward with the future of aquatic programming in the Cary community.
The Consultants met with many different groups and interested citizens in the community to acquire information for the recommendations. Four concepts were developed at the direction of the Town of Cary. Each concept was analyzed and estimates were made for project cost, attendance, operating revenue, and operating expense.
In June of 2003, the Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) organization approached the Town of Cary for aquatic development partnership opportunities. The Town of Cary then retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to re-evaluate the concepts for future aquatics.
The concept primarily concentrated on meeting the needs of aquatic sport and programming with aquatic spaces defined around sport requirements. This concept was to make an initial investment for meeting some of the needs for aquatic space and develop numerous facilities through the triangle region. While the aquatic facility is progressing through the approval process, the TAC Board has completed the business plan and prepared the Capital campaign.
Since the completion of the original work, the Town of Cary has made a decision to proceed with competitive and recreation aquatic opportunities. With continued support from Counsilman-Hunsaker, the current plan the Town wishes to pursue will include an outdoor recreation pool with two indoor pools: an indoor recreation/leisure pool and a 50-meter x 25-yard competition pool with spectator seating for 1,000.