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Republic Bank Foundation YMCA Photo courtesy Greater YMCA of Louisville.
The Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, which is part of the Greater YMCA of Louisville, will open on Dec. 14.

YMCAs Unveil Renovation Projects in Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Oregon

YMCAs are preparing to complete and unveil renovations in Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and Maryland, while one struggling Y in Florida has been granted a reprieve by the state to save its facility and raise additional funds.

The YMCA of Greater Louisville (Kentucky) will open its latest facility, the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, in Louisville on Dec. 14, the Y announced. The $28 million Y occupies more than 50,000 square feet of a 77,000-square-foot facility that also houses Norton Healthcare, Republic Bank & Trust, ProRehab Physical Therapy, and Family and Children's Place, which are all collaborators and partners, according to the Y. The building features a fitness center, gymnasium, indoor walking and running track, swimming pool, group exercise studios, childcare space, sports fields and an outdoor play space.

The Cocoa YMCA Family Center, Cocoa, Florida, facing closure by the year’s end, has been granted a one-year reprieve by Florida Legislature to allow the Y time to raise up to $2.4 million to renovate its facility and make repairs to its outdoor pool, roof and HVAC, according to Florida Today.The Y, located on the campus of Eastern Florida State College, which owns the building and leases it to the Y for $1 a year, is responsible for the utility bills and upkeep of the gymnasium. The Y, meanwhile, is responsible for the outdoor pool and other building maintenance and upgrades. The college will provide $300,000 in matching funds if the Y can independently generate $300,000.

The Fayette County Family YMCA, Washington Court House, Ohio, is expanding its 13,000-square-foot facility and will unveil changes in early 2020. The Y’s expansion plans were approved by its staff and board of directors in 2018 and was made possible by an anonymous donation that covered the full cost, the Record Herald reported. A 4,500-square-foot addition to the wellness center with a movable wall will allow for more space for group exercise, functional fitness and high-intensity interval training. A field house will feature multipurpose flooring and offer space for sports-conditioning programs.

The Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties, Salem, Oregon, will complete the demolition of its nearly century-old downtown facility by the end of 2019 to make way for a new $20.5 million, 51,000-square-foot fitness center to be completed by spring 2021, according to the Salem Reporter. The new facility will feature a new gymnasium, natatorium, outdoor running track and expanded multipurpose room for group exercise.

The South County Family YMCA, Urbana, Maryland, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new 62,000-square-foot facility. The Y will open in spring 2021 and offer a wellness center, aquatics complex, gymnasium, areas for senior activities and children, as well as group exercise studios, locker rooms and athletic fields, according to the Frederick News-Post. This facility will be the Y’s second full-service site in Frederick County.

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