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Upper Valley Aquatic Center Hoping to Expand Facility

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction is hoping to expand their facility and is currently awaiting a permit to do so. The Valley News reports that the Aquatic Center is looking to expand in the form of an 8000 square foot addition that would cost in between 3 and 4 million dollars.

The main purpose of the expansion would be to enlarge the size of the locker rooms, which are allegedly too small in their current state, and the addition of more space would allow the facility to hire more employees.

Monday, in a release, officials from the Aquatic Center stated that the plan is the result of feedback from members and guests and say that there will be no impact on members in the form of additional fees. The expansion plan was approved by the Selectboard unanimously on February 16th  but is currently awaiting results from the permitting process.

A permit for the new expansion will go through Act 250, which covers large developments in the Vermont, such as the proposed Quechee Highlands project further north in Quechee.

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