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Does the YMCA on Market Street have plans for a new facility?

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A study was underway in the spring of 2011 to determine the feasibility of renovations.

The Wilmington Family YMCA at 2710 Market St., Wilmington [Map this], in the spring of 2011 was conducting a feasibility study for potential renovations.

The options are either satellite sites around New Hanover County, an entirely new facility, or renovations to the original facility.

After speaking with CEO Dick Jones, the age of the current building and the growth of Wilmington are the two main concerns. The building is the third YMCA building in Wilmington, and was constructed in the mid- to late ’60s.

With the growth of the area, Jones said it’s increasingly hard for people in Wilmington to get to the YMCA on Market Street.

“What’s prompted it is our ability to serve the community,” Jones said. “As Wilmington continues to grow it comes increasingly difficult for people to get to the Y. If you live on the south, east or north side of town, it’s not easy to get to downtown Wilmington.”

The feasibility study is being conducted by Triangle2 Consulting, a firm based out of Tampa Bay, Fla. Jones said he expects to have more information on the impending renovations in the next 30 to 45 days when the study concludes.

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4 Responses to “ Does the YMCA on Market Street have plans for a new facility?”

  1. On April 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm mathew mak lukenjohn wrote:

    It should go downtown near PPD or in NOFO.

  2. On April 20, 2011 at 9:16 am Kelley wrote:

    The CEO of the local YMCA is Dick Jones, not Dick Johnson.

  3. On April 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm jwt wrote:

    His name is Dick “Jones” – how can we rely on your answers when you can’t even get the basic facts straight?

  4. On April 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm Jim Ware wrote:

    Thanks, Kelley and jwt. That name has been corrected.