Pasco takes step toward securing new location for proposed aquatic center

<p>Land Off Sandifur Parkway</p>

Land Off Sandifur Parkway

The City of Pasco takes a step toward finding a new potential home for a proposed regional aquatic center, after the original location was taken off the market.

Last night, the Pasco City Council agreed to move forward with the purchase of 28 acres off Sandifur Parkway near Road 100.

The land will cost $2.8 million.

City leaders say the proposed aquatic center would fit into ten acres of that space.

"This location is a good, central location for the entire Tri-Cities. It's highly visible, which is important for tourism, for folks from out of the area, being able to find their way to this facility. It's highly accessible because of its location on the interstate" said Stan Strebel, Pasco deputy city manager.

Pasco city leaders plan to present the new location to the Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District at its next meeting on Monday.