Monday, January 24, 2011

Salt Lake Tribune: Study: Ogden’s Supersized Rec Center Will Work???

Worth a read, despite the inaccurate headline

By Curmudgeon

The Salt Lake Tribune has a long story up this morning on the Godfrey Wonder Dome and the feasibility study. The Trib's story, like the Standard's, does not inform readers that the Mayor retroactively waived the competitive bid requirements after he'd already hired the company to do the study and had its report in hand. The Trib story is here:
Worth a read, though note the inaccurate headline, which says the study says the "supersized" project "will work." What the story makes clear is that the study says it could work, if a lot of other things happen.


ND said...

Off topic...but here are more out of towners telling us who we are and how we should do it....Why do we have to keep going outside of Ogden or even the Wasatch front for studies?....or the design of our major buildings or such?

OGDEN — The city will hold an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to give the public an opportunity to review and comment on development recommendations for the Ogden River Project.
The meeting will be in the Ogden Municipal Building, 2549 Washington Blvd., Suite 710.
Pittsburgh-based Urban Design Associates will use the input to create a conceptual master development plan and design guidelines for the 60-acre mixed-use Ogden River Project.
The project’s boundaries straddle the Ogden River from 18th to 20th streets and from Washington Boulevard to Wall Avenue.

RudiZink said...

LOL, ND. Your sharp eyes once again steal your blogmeister's thunder.

I'd planned to put up a short article on this topic tomorrow (and will still do that.) Meanwhile, here's the SE link:

Ogden plans river project open house

Bullet Sponge said...

To quote the study : "the monthly pass would allow a single parent with two children to use the aquatic features twice a week for $2 per person per visit."

So some basic math shows monthly passes would be $50. ($2 x 3 people x twice a week x 4.3 weeks a month). Or $17/person (as stated in the article). Seriously?

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