JIM BRZUSEK, San Clemente
I read the article back in the November SC Times about voting for design work for four pickleball courts, at the cost of $400,000. This seems like an outrageous price tag to design four courts with fencing that equals a little more than two tennis courts of flat space.
What is so difficult to design that costs $400,000? There has to be more to this story; we are talking about a flat surface, with lines painted, a few nets, and some fencing. If nighttime play is involved, so maybe some added lighting to play. How could this cost so much to design?
I’m in favor of the outdoor activity, and pickleball. Very curious what am I missing to design something so simple, and cost $400,000 on just the design. I would expect the full build to cost this much if we are just talking about four courts.