Bettendorf looks to spend $100,000 for study to map future of fitness facility, pool and community center

Bettendorf is expected to take the first step this week in developing a plan to replace the city's aging fitness facility, pool and community center.

Proposals have been received from four recreational planning consultants and the city's park board is expected to award the contract at a special meeting Thursday (3/22).

All four proposals would cost approximately $100,000 and lead to creation of a recommendation on the future of the Life Fitness Center, Splash Landing Aquatic Center and the Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center.

The four consultants who submitted proposals include RDG Planning & Design of Des Moines, Perkins+Will of Chicago, Sports Facilities Advisory LLC of Clearwater, FL, and Williams Architects/Aquatics of Itasca, IL. All four firms would partner with the same local engineering firm IMEG, headquartered in Rock Island.

The needs assessment and facilities study is expected to be complete by the end of the year. All four proposals would include public input to determine community needs and direction.

A special ad hoc committee has been appointed by the mayor and park board to oversee the needs assessment study.

Committee members include: City Administrator Decker Ploehn, Parks & Recreation Director Steve Grimes, Recreation Division Manager Liz Solis-Willis, Park Board Commissioners Steve Wilger and Tim Carroll, Aldermen Frank Baden and Scott Naumann, and citizens Julie Fick/Martin and Brent Scoglund.

To view copies of the consultant proposals, click on the links below:

Williams Architects/Aquatics

RDG Planning & Design


Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC

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