The University of Georgia plans to hold a public hearing about the fate of historic Legion Pool, though the date hasn't yet been set.
According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, J Dorsey has received 270 requests for a public hearing, many more than required. UGA placed a public notice in the Athens paper about two weeks ago that didn't ask for comments. A local advocacy group, Friends of Legion Pool, publicized the request.
University officials have said that repairing the pool, which was built in the 1930s, will cost half a million dollars. Building a new, smaller pool near Lake Herrick would cost $2.6 million.
The Georgia Board of Regents is expected to take up the issue in October of whether to allow UGA to demolish Legion Pool.