A new city pool is coming along in Ottawa but not without an increased price tag.
During Tuesday’s city council meeting, Ottawa Mayor Dan Aussem admitted the new Riordan pool on Norris Drive is gonna gonna cost a little more than they bargained for, $1.5 million more. Originally 5 million, it’s now gonna cost more than $6 million. But there’s no turning back, the project was already bonded and Vissering Construction is already at work.
The building structure is completed enough that it’s heated and work can continue through the winter. Hopes are to have the new pool ready by Memorial Day.