Macomb Thinks About Community's Best Interest
4:06 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Macomb Still Brainstorming Aquatic Center

The City of Macomb is trying to find a happy medium with identifying what the community wants in terms of the pool, as well as what they are willing to pay for.

A survey has shown what residents would like to see in regards to a new facility to improve or replace Glenwood Park Pool. Certain desires include swimming lanes for adults, and more child-friendly features.

We're just trying to focus on where we are going to go in the future.

With that in mind, the city is trying to figure out what it can afford. A consultant came up with a pricey amount of $13 million for the project.

Mayor Mike Inman says there is much to consider.

Glenwood Park pool.
Glenwood Park pool.
Credit Rich Egger / Tri-States Public Radio News

"We're just trying to focus on where we are going to go in the future. Our ultimate goal is coming up with a facility that we can take to the voters and say we believe this is a reasonable and affordable step forward," says Inman.

The city is looking to add two years to its current agreement with the park district. The agreement is to keep Glenwood pool open while they decide what is in the community's best interest.