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Architect fees sink indoor pool
Project pulled from expansion of Civic Center
A basic indoor pool had been proposed to be built next to the Civic Center.
The dream of an indoor pool with McMinnville Civic Center renovation ended with a cold splash of financial reality Tuesday night to the tune of $305,000.“I am shocked,” said city administrator Bill Brock.The statement was made during a Parks and Recreation Committee meeting when presenting a statement from Hart, Freeland, Roberts Design on what the firm would charge for its architectural services in designing an indoor pool and generating bid documents for it.“They were going to design the building, basically a manufactured building sitting over a pool, but the pool has to be designed by a pool company,” said Brock. “Just to get this designed and bid out, you are talking $305,000. I am floored.