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Everett YMCA Photo courtesy The Everett YMCA.
The Everett YMCA's new facility in Everett, Washington, opened to the public on Dec. 1 and replaced the Y's nearly century-old downtown location.

YMCAs in Washington, Vermont and Massachusetts Are Opening New and Renovated Facilities by 2020

Multiple YMCAs in Washington and Massachusetts are opening new and renovated facilities before the end of 2019, while others in Washington and Missouri are announcing renovation projects that will begin in 2020.

The Everett YMCA, Everett, Washington, opened its new 60,000-square-foot facility on Dec. 1 following a year-long construction project. The new facility, located at 4730 Colby Ave., features a gymnasium, indoor track, dedicated cycle studio, two group exercise studios, large aquatics center, cardio floor and nutrition kitchen. The Y will serve more than 30,000 members, three times more than the Y’s former facility whose century-old infrastructure was too costly to retrofit, according to HeraldNet.

The Greater Burlington YMCA, Burlington, Vermont, will open on Jan. 1, 2020, the organization recently announced. The $28 million, 50,000-square-foot facility is located at 298 College Street, one block from the current, 85-year-old facility. It will feature a gymnasium, indoor track, aquatics center, universal locker rooms, three group fitness studios, family adventure room, a dedicated children’s wing and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant spaces.

The YMCA of Callaway County, Fulton, Missouri, has announced long-anticipated plans to renovate and expand its current facility in 2020, according to the Fulton Sun. For the project, the Y will receive $500,000 in funds from the Neighborhood Assistance Program, as well as tax credits from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. New amenities will include a racquetball court, more parking spaces, a 24-hour fitness center, additional weight machines, an additional locker room, bathroom and kitchen updates, expanded childcare services, extra group exercise studios. The Y plans to break ground on the project in December 2019.

The Scott and Sis Names Family YMCA, Tacoma, Washington, will begin construction on a new facility in 2020. The group’s current Morgan Family YMCA, named in 1996 after former president and CEO John O. Morgan, will be demolished on Pearl Street to make way for the new facility, whose name comes from a $5 million donation from the Names Family Foundation according to the The News Tribune. The new facility will feature an aquatics center, new equipment, youth spaces, a gymnasium, multipurpose rooms and additional parking.

The Downtown Springfield YMCA, Springfield, Massachusetts, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 5 at its new location at the Tower Square mall. The facility was relocated from its former Chestnut Street location and now occupies a 30,000-square-foot space that was once used for shopping. A mall executive told WAMC new tenants such as the Y are attractive partners for the mall's managers who are looking for creative ways to fill large spaces.

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