Long-standing plans to redevelop the Fort Lauderdale
(Fla.) Aquatic Complex, which houses the International
Swimming Hall of Fame, continue to take shape.
Aiming to create a tourist destination, city
commissioners recently moved to begin soliciting bids for
development and construction. Plans will include a new
waterpark, though there are concerns that the park, which
will have a lazy river and slides, might detract from the
facility’s swim program. The original proposal
also included an aquarium, which was later cut.