The Club at Corazon will soon have a new owner.

The Club at Corazon will soon have a new owner.

The 58,000-square-foot facility that originally opened as a clubhouse for Tartan West in 2007 is up for sale again.

The facility that includes outdoor and indoor pools will be up for auction from June 1-3 with a starting bid of $900,000, according to Auction.com and Savage Real Estate.

The original price tag for Corazon was more than $20 million and the facility has most recently operated as a fitness facility, spa, salon and event center.

The grounds include dining rooms, a rooftop patio, six outdoor tennis courts, event rooms, pools and hot tubs.

With the fitness facilities on premises, rumors have been running that Dublin could purchase the property to ease congestion at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

According to Matt Earman, Dublin's director of recreation services, a study of indoor recreation programming and space needs in the community will be released soon.

While the city took a look at offerings and space around the community, including the library, schools, Dublin Arts Council and others, needs at the Dublin Community Recreation Center are clear.

"The reason for the study was we have been challenged with space here at the rec center," he said.

About 2,000 people walk through the doors of the rec center each day, Earman said, and a wide range of amenities are used.

"The pools could be empty, but the community hall can be jam packed," he said of different uses throughout the day.

Both the survey and feedback from the community has made it clear: the rec center needs more space.

"What we do hear is people wish we had more space," Earman said.

"The most (heard) comment typically comes from gym space."

But the city is also aware of needs for more pool space, event and meeting rooms as well as locker room and storage space.

"The fitness floor and aerobic studios are nearing capacity," Earman said.

"Group fitness and aerobic programs are growing in popularity but our footprint is not getting any bigger."

A statement from the city on adding Corazon to its recreation offerings, however, did not suggest any action:

"The Club at Corazon is an important amenity to the Tartan West community and to many other adjacent northwest neighborhoods in Dublin.

"The city has in the past and recently toured the property; and we continually assess our community wellness and recreation needs."

Even if the city is among the bidders for Corazon, there is no guarantee it would win.

The seller recommends using the site for its current operations, turning it into a boutique hotel or corporate office or private residence.