In surveys and town halls during the Metro District’s master plan process in 2019-2020, a consistent theme voiced by residents was a desire for a swimming pool. Fitness space, a gymnasium and community social space were also at the top of the list. As part of a year-long Feasibility Study, the Metro District Board of Directors is taking a closer look at a potential recreation facility in Community Park.
WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED?
The proposed location is at Community Park off Rampart Range Road, centrally located within Roxborough Village. The Feasibility Study is looking at two scenarios at this stage. Both scenarios include:
• Indoor swimming with 6-lane lap pool and kid-friendly leisure pool
• Cardio-fitness facility
• Multi-purpose gymnasium for team and individual sports
• Fitness/cardio workout facility
• Studios for pilates and yoga
• Locker rooms
• Child care space (for facility users, not long-term daycare)
• Community meeting spaces
• Outdoor terraces
The second scenario includes space for a potential community partner. The Metro District is in preliminary discussions with Douglas County Libraries, who is interested in an opportunity for a new space to replace the current 2nd-floor space in the Safeway commercial area.
WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE?
The current conceptual designs propose a long building built into a portion of the slope at Community Park, with a 165-foot buffer from the park’s north boundary to preserve much of the slope for winter sledding.
HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST?
The construction cost estimates for the two scenarios are $32.48 million and $35.13 million, respectively. The construction cost would be financed with a mill levy (a property tax) on Roxborough Village residential and commercial property owners, which requires an election and voter approval by Roxborough Village voters. The Metro District has prepared this worksheet where Roxborough Village residents can calculate your mill levy cost annually (and per month) to build the two scenarios that are in the conceptual design.
WHERE ARE WE IN THE PROCESS?
The Metro District board of directors is reviewing the studies, analysis, scenarios and options that have been produced in the Feasibility Study. In July or August, they will make a final decision on whether to put a question on the November 2021 ballot seeking voter approval from Roxborough Village voters on financing a facility. If they do refer a ballot question, Roxborough Village voters will be the final decision-makers.
Community Information Packet - A summary of the current conceptual project, prepared for the June community open house
Financial Worksheet- For Roxborough Village residents to calculate your mill levy cost annually (and per month) to build the two scenarios that are in conceptual design.
Feasibility Study - Market Research and Analysis: This section of the Feasibility Study includes market analysis and survey results. This report was presented to the RVMD Board of Directors in September 2020.
Feasibility Study: Demographic and Competition Analysis for Proposed Roxborough Village Recreation Center (King & Associates, June 23, 2021) - This report includes revenue and expense analysis, market analysis, employment trends and forecasts, and trade area analysis of competitive fitness options
Rec Center Task Force page – all of the background materials, studies and analysis from the community task force that met between January and May, 2021