Properties Flanking Rec. Center Entrance Will Soon Be Demolished
The two homes flanking the West U. Rec. Center are scheduled to be demolished this week, possibly late Wednesday. The city acquired the properties at 6738 Westpoint and 4204 Cason in May. The Rec. Center was designed with the acquisition of the two properties in mind.
“It allows us to get the additional parking spaces – 35 to 40 more parking spaces – and it gets us greenspace and frontage on Westpoint,” said City Manager Michael Ross at a City Council meeting in May. “It will allow for ingress and egress much more smoothly.”
The two homes are on either side of the section of road leading to the driveway into the Rec. Center parking lot from Westpoint, and are the only entrance to the facility inside city limits.
According to a report from Tellepsen, the construction company building the Rec. Center, the roof deck of the Rec. Center is complete, as well as pool excavation and columns.