City of Temecula to begin accepting proposals for Margarita Recreation Center demolition, reconstruction project

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The city of Temecula plans to demolish the Margarita Recreation Center, a former YMCA building, and build a new one. In 2012, after YMCA Riverside City and County went bankrupt, the city purchased the building and made several assessments regarding retrofitting, repair and expansion have been completed over the years. Valley News/Will Fritz photo
The city of Temecula plans to start accepting proposals for the reconstruction of the Margarita Recreation Center from a list of pre-qualified bidders. The city council authorized the Department of Public Works to begin soliciting proposals for the project from six approved contractors at its Feb. 25 meeting. The item was on the city council’s consent agenda, which means it was approved without discussion. The existing, approximately 14,000-square-foot recreation center building was originally a YMCA facility, but the city acquired it when YMCA Riverside City and County went bankrupt and defaulted on its lease with the city – the building sits on city-owned land in Margarita Community Park, adjacent to Temecula Elementary School. City officials were originally leaning toward p
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