New pool facility is one step closer to reality in Madison

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Teamwork between Madison City Schools and the city of Madison means the designing  can begin for a new indoor pool and recreation campus after the city council approved the proposal Monday evening.

The city now has 180 days to design, determine costs and approve funding for the pool that will be located on Celtic Drive on school district property. The agreement, which the school board approved earlier this month, does not commit either party to build the pool.

The city will also work on designs for the multi-sport recreation complex that would be located next to the pool, but there is no deadline for having those plans completed in 180 days.

The natatorium is expected to cost $6 million, and the school board committed $3 million in the agreement. The competition pool will be a minimum of 25 yards and include a 1-meter diving capability so the Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools can use it for swimming and diving meets.

(Our news partners at AL.com/The Huntsville Times contributed information for this report)