Special Interest Group Meetings

Special Interest Group Meetings

Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center Pool Commissioners recently contracted with ARC Architects of Seattle to perform a feasibility study for design options to improve the pool facility and the surrounding property.  The original facility was built in 1975 and its heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting and utility systems are rapidly reaching obsolescence. Additionally, the facility is not compliant with many modern building codes including ADA and fire systems.

A Long Range Planning Committee made up of appointed public and staff members was commissioned in December 2015 with the task of soliciting the community’s desires and needs along with identifying necessary compliance upgrades to the facility to accommodate future growth requirements.  A survey was conducted in February 2016 and public workshops were completed in March-May 2016.

The next step toward the feasibility study will be for ARC Architects and Counsilman-Hunsaker (the pool designers)  to meet with specific interest groups, staff and pool patrons on Monday, January 23 & 24, 2017 to discuss Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center’s current programming and what needs to improve and/or what should be added. This programming effort will form the basis of two design options, one that consider a renovation and addition of the. existing facility and another that considers a new building. For interview and format click Special Interest Group Meetings.

If you are interested in attending one of these meeting, have questions or would like to comment, please contact Marilyn Stadler, Executive Director at mstadler@fidalgopool.com or by phone 360-293-0673.

Thank you.  The Special Interest Group Meetings were well attended.  As more information from the consultant group is shared with us, we will share it with the you.  Please note the Additional Special Interest Group Comments!

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, we received the following Special Interest Group Summary notes from our Architect 2017 0123 and 0124 FPFC Special Interest Group Meetings.  We wanted to share this information with the public and people that attended the sessions.