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Tue May 13, 2014
Health and Welfare

New, Expanded YMCA Coming to Lexington

Credit ymcaky.org

The YMCA of Central Kentucky is moving forward with plans for a new facility in Lexington's Hamburg area. 

President and CEO David Martorano says the new center will be built on Old Rosebud and should open in 2016.  "The Hamburg facility will be a full facility, amenity wise, very similar to some of our other Y's, similar to the Beaumont facility.  We'll have a full gymnasium, health and wellness center, group exercise studios, a lap pool, in addition to a warmer therapeutic pool with a recreational slide," said Martorano.

Word of the new Y comes as officials reveal plans for an expansion at the current North Lexington Family YMCA on Louden Avenue.  

The expansion is being made possible through a one and a half million dollar matching gift from Lexmark.   "We'll be doubling the size of our health and wellness facility.  In addition, we're gonna be adding spaces for our healthy living program, in addition to adding some additional adult locker room amenities," added Martorano.

The expansion project includes an additional 35 hundred square feet of fitness and wellness space.