This article was originally published by the Daily Progress on August 3, 2015.
The oft-delayed construction of a 77,000-square-foot YMCA facility in McIntire Park is now anticipated to begin in November . The facility is expected to open sometime close to the 10-year anniversary of the project’s approval by the Charlottesville City Council.
Information about the groundbreaking for the YMCA pool and gym was shared in a Piedmont Family YMCA news release announcing the official name of the new facility, The Brooks Family YMCA, in honor of lead donors Rob and Suzanne Brooks, of Ivy.
“This is a passion project for me as I have been involved with the Y since 1994,” Suzanne Brooks said. “Rob and I are so excited to help make this happen and provide this gem to the Charlottesville and Albemarle community.”
“We’re ecstatic about the Brookses’ gift bringing this project closer to reality,” said Piedmont Family YMCA chairman Kurt Kruegur. “We’ve been working long and hard to bring a family YMCA here.”
“We’re on the cusp of doing just that,” he said.
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