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New YMCA

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:29 am
by Omaha_Gabe
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.


http://www.southwestiowanews.com/counci ... 963f4.html

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:04 pm
by Omaha_Gabe
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Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:08 pm
by iamjacobm
Wow, looks like a great addition to DTCB.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:30 pm
by MadMartin8
Will it be fun to stay there?  What about having many ways to have a good time?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:55 pm
by RNcyanide
Looks sharp!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:18 pm
by skinzfan23
I have been to the current YMCA in CB many times, and I can honestly say that this has been needed for a very long time.  I am glad to see it moving forward.  The Lakin campus on N. 16th St. looks much better than the hotel/restaurant that used to sit there.  I have no doubt this will enhance the Mercy Hospital area as well.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:59 pm
by Linkin5
Awesome!  I am most likely going to be moving into this area pretty soon so this will be great.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 3:36 pm
by skinzfan23
Not much new info, but it sounds like $9 million of the $12 million needed has been raised.

Bluffs school district gets behind YMCA capital campaign

The new YMCA, planned near Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital, will cost $16 million, The YMCA plans to use $4 million of its own funds and contributions totaling $12 million from various private and public entities – of which $9 million had been raised as of mid-April

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:43 am
by skinzfan23
Sounds like they are within $400,000 of reaching the $12 million goal.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:11 am
by skinzfan23
Council Bluffs YMCA $1 million closer to new, two-level facility

The new center, which will be located on Kanesville Boulevard, will span roughly 70,000 square feet and two levels. It will boast sports courts, exercise rooms, a teen center, a therapy pool, a family pool, a walking track, an early childhood education center, a family center, a playground and a teaching kitchen to host cooking classes.
“It’s really going to be a groundbreaking Y for us,” said Len Romano, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Omaha. “Of the 11 locations that we have in the metro area, it will be our biggest and most innovative design.”
He said construction is slated for late spring. He expects the facility to open next year in conjunction with the YMCA’s 150th anniversary in Omaha.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:47 am
by skinzfan23
Construction is expected to begin by late summer.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:53 am
by skinzfan23
Daycare and church to move, YMCA to break ground in August

Work on the new YMCA facility at Frank Street and East Kanesville Boulevard is likely to start next month, said Len Romano, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Omaha. The project is awaiting approval of permits before beginning construction. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 223 Harmony St., will begin holding weekend Masses at St. Albert High School Auditorium on Aug. 15-16, the church has announced. Daily Masses will continue to be held at the church.

The two-story, 73,000-square-foot Charles E. Lakin YMCA will feature sports courts, therapy and lap pools, exercise rooms, an indoor track, a teen center, classrooms, an outdoor water spray garden, a teaching kitchen and a playground. The facility will offer access to medically based wellness programs that will address health disparities, including diabetes, cancer, arthritis and obesity.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:05 am
by skinzfan23
Here are some renderings of the inside:
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Re: New YMCA

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:32 am
by skinzfan23
Ground was broken yesterday for the new Y. Expected completion is 2017.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:25 am
by skinzfan23
Crews this week began moving dirt into place for the construction of the $16.2 million facility along East Kanesville Boulevard at Frank Street. The plan is to have the dirt compacted during the winter in preparation for a spring construction, McIntosh said.


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Re: New YMCA

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:00 pm
by skinzfan23
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Re: New YMCA

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:50 am
by Brad
Shoot, I flew right over this and didn't think about snapping an aerial...

Thanks for all the photo updates!

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:03 am
by skinzfan23
Brad wrote:Shoot, I flew right over this and didn't think about snapping an aerial...

Thanks for all the photo updates!

In your 100 Block photos, you can see the edge of the new Y property in the upper right-hand corner of a few of the pics.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:08 am
by Brad
skinzfan23 wrote:
Brad wrote:Shoot, I flew right over this and didn't think about snapping an aerial...

Thanks for all the photo updates!

In your 100 Block photos, you can see the edge of the new Y property in the upper right-hand corner of a few of the pics.


I shot the 100 block and I also shot the hospital right on the other side of it... I better go back and look at the pics again and see if I got it and forgot. Normally when its not freezing cold out, I am hanging out of the chopper shooting the whole time. Friday was a bit too chilly for that.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:14 am
by skinzfan23
Should finally see some visual progress on the project soon. According to the Nonpareil, the foundation is currently being poured. In about 3-4 weeks steel should be rising. Construction is slated to be done by late fall 2017.

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:33 pm
by Omaha_Gabe
Foundation seems complete. there are about a dozen columns up!

Re: New YMCA

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:14 am
by skinzfan23
New Council Bluffs YMCA on pace for fall opening

Construction of the new Charles E. Lakin YMCA is on track to finish this fall — as planned — officials said this week.

The mild winter has aided progress on the $16.2 million project, said Leo McIntosh, vice president of the YMCA of Greater Omaha and executive director of the Council Bluffs location.



Here is the latest rendering I could find: (you would think they could make the building look a little more appealing with more glass, I know the original design had more glass and natural light)

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Here are a few pictures from the story:

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Re: New YMCA

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:20 am
by skinzfan23
These were the original renderings from 2013:

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Then it changed to this (2015):

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Re: New YMCA

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:23 am
by skinzfan23
And for some history, here is the original Y built in 1909:

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