So far, the idea is receiving very little public support.
More than 200 residents came out June 26 as part of the public discussion to about what to do with the facility, and most of those in attendance were not fans of the plans or the process, according to a Sun-Times Media report.
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The district unveiled its plans last week, which range in cost from about $35 to about $46 million to renovate the club. Those estimates include about $20 million to buy the land and pay for the 100-year land lease, Sun-Times Media reported.
The plans all include eliminating the club's eight indoor tennis courts and installing an elevated running track, a three-court gym, fitness centers and senior facilities, the Sun-Times reported. The North Suburban Special Recreation Association also will have space allotted for it, the report added.
Here are the four proposals on the table:
- Proposal #1: An indoor turn playing field would be included. Cost: $36.7 million to $39.7 million.
- Proposal #2: A four-lane, 25-yard lap pool and a 92-degree activity/therapy pool would be included, as well as an indoor turf playing feel. Cost: $39.7 million to $42.7 million.
- Proposal #3: A new aquatic center with a six-lane, 25-year lap pool and activity/therapy pool would be included. Cost: $43.7 million to $46.7 million.
- Proposal #4: Remodels existing four-lap pool and spa. Cost: $35.7 million to $38.7 million.