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The most popular Zurich Ausflugsbad the demolition threatens

you heard of rainy days is one of the most preferred tourist destinations of the city of Zurich parents: the swimming pool Fohrbach in Zollikon directly on the border to the city. A pirate ship in the outdoor pool, Slides and a climbing course not inside, you can find in the city. Therefore, the bathroom in particular on weekends for many of the urban parents is a welcome Alternative to the indoor pools Altstetten or Oerlikon.

This alternative option is not more there could be but soon. The bathroom is getting on in years, to him, the closure, and the demolition is imminent. But that does not want to accept a part of the Zolliker just like that. On Saturday formed an Association that fights for the preservation of the plant.

Dilapidated ceiling

A first step on the way to the Fohrbach closure made Zollikon last December. At the town meeting, a majority of the 140 members present revised the Budget. You highlighted the 1.5 million francs, which had provided the parish Council for the planning of the renovation. They were convincing to the request made by the audit Commission. This calculated that the rehabilitation and the loss-making operations will cost the indebted municipality in the next 30 years is around 120 million Swiss francs. Because it is cheaper for the school to swim to outsource. Thus, the rehabilitation is postponed provisionally.

However, time is of the essence, because the 1972-built bathroom no longer meets the statutory requirements soon. By 2020 at the latest, the ceiling, heating and swimming pool technology will need to be renewed. With the restructuring measures, the attractiveness of the plant are to be preserved, and the degree of Cost recovery to be optimized.

Approximately 35 million Swiss francs is likely to cost a reorganization, according to initial estimates. The cost depends on how extensive will be renovated. To debate a maintenance position, a renovation with Expansion or a reduction of the system on the swimming pool operation. The variants are based on a preliminary study, which had given the Church in order. In addition to the renovation, a demolition, or a new building are up for discussion.

water area for the city

For a renovation of the newly founded society Per Fohrbach. He counts over 300 members from Zollikon and the neighboring communities. Marco Pilloud, a former President of the swimming club Zollikon, is the head of the Association. He says: "An expedient, comprehensive rehabilitation will cost in the short term, a little more, but in the long term, the ongoing costs will decrease." Particularly in the operational processes and in the energy efficiency of the new President sees major room for manoeuvre.

The swimming club Zollikon dreams of an even more attractive bathroom – with air-inflated hall about 50 meters long Olympic swimming pool in the outdoor area. Pilloud says: "So we could meet the wishes of all the swimming enthusiasts and today's capacity to solve problems without new construction. In the winter months, we could create a doubling of the surface of the water." A demolition of the community from his point of view to be as expensive as a renovation. The bathroom was not yet written down, the Demolition costs.

parties to comment on

if you Trust the rumors, the concerns in the current uncertainty, it will come never to a renovation. The bathroom will be demolished by the end of 2020, it means that later will be built on the Site of condominiums. In the bathroom-staff should be informed. Rumor has it that the bathroom at the town meeting in June, although not appear on the agenda, will be back on topic.

These rumors, the municipal Council denied. "It is not yet decided anything," says André Müller (FDP), head of safety and environment, in a calm, factual tone. "There is no planning credit and no corresponding items on the Agenda for the meeting." At the end of March Müller parties and associations are invited to an information event on all variants, and interested by the bathroom led. Until yesterday, these were able to be taken within the framework of the consultation procedure to submit the variants. The municipal Council will decide on the basis of the opinions in the next few weeks and a request to the municipal Assembly to formulate.

Precious Land

If the Area could one day stand for residential use, questioning the study's author. The site is intended for public use, the Land would have to be umgezont. The municipality could sell the Land as building land, it would be lucrative. According to estimates by the municipality, it has a value of 50 million Swiss francs.

The money could use the community well. Are you currently experiencing as well as a high net debt. In addition, further investments are, for example, the Overbuilding of the Beugi area with affordable housing, the construction of new kindergartens and the further development of the former care home on the lake. The Beugi Area and the Pflegheim on the lake, the municipal Council considered possible locations for a smaller indoor swimming pool with school swimming pool. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 16.05.2019, 17:01 Uhr

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