Lots of features planned for wellness, performing arts center

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In this illustration, an entrance to the REC is envisioned. The perspective is from the proposed parking garage that would be adjacent to the original Warden Plaza building.

The planned new wellness and performing arts center will be a 120,000-square-foot facility just east of the Warden Plaza on First Avenue South.

The wellness portion of the center will include these features:

• Two swimming pools

• Two full-length basketball courts

• A 1/10 mile track with three lanes which will be above the pools and basketball courts

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The view of the parking garage that would span 10th Street downtown is envisioned here.

• A cardio training and exercise room

• An aerobics room

• A yoga studio

• Two weight rooms

• A cross training room called the gladiator gym

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The extension to the Warden Plaza is envisioned here.

• Indoor playground

• Locker rooms

• A healthy snack cafe

A multi-purpose performance venue capable of seating up to 400 people will be the focal point of the performing arts area of the center.

That venue will be a blackbox-style theater that can be configured to suit all kinds of different productions.

The performing arts center will also have rehearsal and workshop space, a lobby where art can be exhibited and a kitchen.