Meeting offers glimpse into new YMCAWhat will the new Alexandria Area YMCA look like?
What will the new Alexandria Area YMCA look like?
The community is invited to attend a sneak preview of the YMCA schematic design for the proposed YMCA facilities that are being planned for Alexandria and the surrounding communities.
The evening will provide a glimpse at preliminary designs and present an opportunity to provide input on the proposed facility.
“This meeting is a real opportunity to see what we have in mind and to help shape the design of the state-of-the-art facility that will serve our community,” said Jeff Bartholomew, executive director of the Alexandria Area YMCA.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Glenwood State Bank, 2221 South Broadway in Alexandria.
The YMCA board hopes to raise nearly $8.9 million to build a 56,000 square foot building that will include multi-use aquatic facilities, a comprehensive child care center to house Young People’s Place, a gymnasium, wellness center and other facilities for the community.
The site for the new YMCA is along County Road 82, west of Alexandria across from Tastefully Simple.
With more than $5.5 million having been committed so far, YMCA leaders plan to start construction yet this year.
The YMCA is projecting it can operate the facility at $1.4 million annually, primarily through membership fees of $434,040 (based on 1,000 memberships), childcare revenues of $650,000 and programming receipts of $295,000.
YMCAs are autonomously run by a local board and members who guide programming based on community needs.
YMCAs, collectively, are the largest non-profit community service organization in the U.S.
The Alexandria Area YMCA was formed in 2005 to serve an extended community.