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.
Date posted: April 19, 2011
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