New YMCA planned for Hamburg

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The president and CEO of the YMCA of Central Kentucky has released new details on expansions for the YMCA.

According to Julie Balog, the Vice President of the YMCA of Central Kentucky, the expansion at the North Lexington YMCA will be made possible by a $1.5 million matching grant from neighboring Lexmark International.

Once matching funds have been secured, the Y will begin work on the North Lexington facility which includes a 3,500 sq. ft. expansion.

At the same time, the YMCA of Central Kentucky will resume it's plans to build a new facility in the Hamburg area.

YMCA of Central Kentucky President and CEO David Martorano said, "In 2009, we hit the pause button on the Hamburg project but it is time to resume those efforts."

The new Hamburg fitness center will be located off Sir Barton Way, near the Tuscany residential area, and fundraising for the facility is now underway. It is set to be finished by 2016.

The north Lexington YMCA will be doubling in size, to add room for new programs.

Officials with the YMCA said the north Lexington center will stay open throughout its renovations.

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