Colonial Park Building, West U. Rec. Center “Uninhabitable” (with slideshow)
The Colonial Park Pool building and the West U. Recreation Center are uninhabitable due to Hurricane Ike, according to West U. city officials. Both buildings suffered extreme roof damage, and the basement and basketball court at the Rec. Center were flooded, causing the wooden floor of the court to warp.
City officials expect debris clean-up, in the process of being contracted out, to cost several million dollars. The money will initially be taken from the city’s general fund, but city employees are in the process of applying for complete FEMA reimbursement.