Work could begin later this year, or in early 2019, on the construction of a 12,000 square-foot enclosed swimming pool in Las Cruces.
The project will cost more than $17 million and will include the construction of locker rooms, a concession area, office, storage space, lobby, spectators’ deck, and outdoor courtyard.
Members of the Las Cruces City Council have now given their official approval to the construction of the pool, to be built at the site of the busy Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center at 1401 E. Hadley Avenue.
Funding for the project is coming through a combination of more than $9 million in city gross receipts tax revenues, and some $8 million in New Mexico gross receipts tax revenue.
Upon its completion, most likely in late 2019 or early 2020, the pool is expected to not only prove an attraction to Las Cruces residents, but also high school swimming teams in competition from across New Mexico.
By Garry Boulard
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