New YMCA building in New Albany on track to open in mid-November
Construction continues in downtown New Albany on the new YMCA. It's a $22 million building now scheduled to open in mid-November.
Driving across the Sherman Minton Bridge into New Albany, you can't miss the block-long building and its impressive atrium rising three floors that will be the entrance into the new Y.
Jeff Calloway with the YMCA explains, "There's a balcony on the second floor that looks out to a workout area. There is glass on the second floor where you're looking at a group exercise room, and there's a lot of glass looking into the aquatic center."
The gym looks ready to go, but construction is still underway on the building's three pools -- a warm water therapy pool, a six-lane competition pool, and a family fun pool.
Its all designed to get everyone off the couch.
The new builidng is a joint effort between the Y and the city of New Albany. The Horseshoe Foundation, which used to be Caesars Indiana, contributed a large donation to the project.
Members of the Clark County Y will soon be able to use the New Albany Y. Its new movement is "Active America," so it's trying to reach out to the community.
The Y in southern indiana will begin a marketing campaign next week, hoping to attract more members to support this new operation.