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Study underway on receation center

Grand Junction residents can expect to be asked about their vision for a possible community recreation center in the coming months.

People for Local Activities and Community Enrichment (PLACE), a grassroots organization, and the city of Grand Junction have partnered to pursue a feasibility study for the project. The $50,000 study is funded by grants.

“It’s an opportunity for Grand Junction to tell us what they want in a community recreation center,” said Marty McDaneld, a member of PLACE.

Ballard King is the consulting firm, and Sink Combs Dethlefs is the architecture company conducting the study.

The seven-month process should provide insight into several potential locations, a market analysis and opportunities for residents to weigh in with their ideas about a facility.

“This would put prices on different things, and also get a feel of what kind of costs people are comfortable with,” McDaneld said.