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Published November 26, 2009, 02:15 PM

Officials Working On Proposed Fargo Pool And Diving Well

Officials working on a proposed $7 million pool and diving well in Fargo are seeking a commitment by the West Fargo School District to use the facility.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Officials working on a proposed $7

million pool and diving well in Fargo are seeking a commitment by

the West Fargo School District to use the facility.

Urban Plains, which opened a hockey arena last year, announced

plans for an adjacent pool last November. The group has designs and

funding for the 50-meter pool and diving well but needs groups such

as the school district to commit to using the privately owned,

privately funded facility.

Urban Plains Real Estate Developer Matt Baasch says the project

won't survive unless potential users come forward. He says local

colleges and the West Fargo Flyers Club Swimming teams have

expressed interest in using the Urban Plains pool, though West

Fargo Schools would be the primary user.

If school officials approve a leasing agreement, crews could

break ground by next year for the pool, which could then open as

soon as fall 2011.

Earlier this year, Fargo School District officials passed on

participating in the project.

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