A new YMCA is planned for Council Bluffs, thanks to a joint $7 million grant from the Iowa West Foundation and the Charles E. Lakin Foundation.
The gift, $3.5 million from each party, will be the catalyst for a $16 million facility to be located west of Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital on Kanesville Boulevard. The location is slated to open in early fall of 2015.
The Lakin donation is the latest of many from the Emerson native and Omaha resident, with the $12 million the foundation gave to create the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus the largest. Iowa West provided $8 million for the human services campus that stretches along North 16th Street between Avenue G and Avenue J.
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