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The new $29 million Lafayette Family YMCA, slated to open in December, is noteworthy for offering veterans services, free job training, dental services and automotive services.

YMCA Roundup: Ys Unveil Expansions in Indiana, New Jersey and North Dakota

Several YMCAs across the country have recently unveiled renovations and announced major expansion projects.

The $29 million, 125,000-square-foot Lafayette Family YMCA, Lafayette, Indiana, is slated to open on Dec. 6, the Journal & Courier recently reported. In addition to standard amenities, the facility is noteworthy for offering veterans services, free job training, dental services and automotive services. These offerings are made possible through the Y's partnerships with Franciscan Health, Ivy Tech Community College, IU Health, Junior Achievement and Intersection Connection, the Courier reported.

The Somerset Hills YMCA, Basking Hills, New Jersey, broke ground on Sept. 5 for a two-story, 14,000-square-foot expansion that will expand the wellness center and add three new multipurpose studios, one new indoor cycling studio with tiered levels, one renovated multipurpose room and larger restrooms. The project is valued at $7 million and is expected to be completed by June 2019, the Y announced.

The Altru Medical Fitness Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, will close its Columbia Road facility on Oct. 1 and merge services with the local Grand Forks YMCA, the Grand Forks Herald reported. The center promotes wellness and rehabilitation for the public in addition to offering specialized care for people with chronic illnesses, making it a natural fit for the Y, Altru Health Administrator Jill Wilson told the Herald. The two organizations are merging staff and determining pricing models for memberships.

The YMCA Adirondack Center, Brant Lake, New York, has temporarily suspended its services after a Sept. 9 electrical fire partially damaged its Tannery Road facility, the Y announced. The building was empty at the time of the fire, and no foul play is suspected. The Y is slated to reopen the week of Sept. 17.

The Greater Marco Family YMCA, Marco Island, Florida, on Sept. 1 became a 24-hour facility, the Y announced on its Facebook page. The Y's 24-hour fitness center addition was completed in January 2017 and is now accessible to all members after the main building closes. This area also includes extra security cameras and a defibrillator.

Club Industry's YMCA briefs features recent notable openings, real estate transactions and renovations among American Y facilities. Do you have news to share with us? Send your news, tips or story ideas to You can also connect with us on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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