The planning commission will hold three public hearings this week, two on Monday and one on Tuesday.
A 7 p.m. hearing on Monday will concern the building of 147 ranch-style apartments on the south side of Reimer Road; at 7:30 p.m. one will discuss the plans for an aquatic center at 625 Broad St.
The apartments, to be called Redwood Acres, are to be built in two phases on over 23 acres by Pride One. Patricia Rakoci of Pride One told the Jan. 14 planning commission the units will be "luxury apartments," most with two-car garages.
At 7:30 p.m. Monday the hearing will center on an outdoor aquatic center planned for 625 Broad Street on three acres just north of the city's new community center, which opened last month.
Plans call for the aquatic center to have a leisure pool, lap pool and a slide splashdown. The leisure pool will have recreational areas, a grand stair with a shade structure and a vortex pool with continuously moving water. An accompanying "beach" will include bench seating.
The lap pool is expected to have a six-inch deep wet deck surface, basketball, diving boards, a climbing wall and a splashdown area for a water slide. Three separate slides beginning from one tower will splash into their own water bodies.
A six-foot black vinyl chain-link fence will completely surround the entire center.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday the commission will hear a proposal to improve Art Wright Stadium on Grandview Avenue.
The planned improvements include enlarging the field to accommodate lacrosse and soccer as well as football. The field's surface will be replaced with synthetic grass and a new underground drainage system will more adequately drain the field.
In addition, the bleachers for visitors will be enlarged to seat up to 2,500 and a new ticket booth will be built along with a 500-square-foot pressbox.
The improvements are expected to make the stadium more handicapped accessible.
All of the public hearings will be held at City Hall, 120 Maple St.