$28M YMCA Project Breaks Ground in Lafayette

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(Rendering provided by the Lafayette Family YMCA) (Rendering provided by the Lafayette Family YMCA)

Ground has been broken on a $28 million facility that will house a new Lafayette Family YMCA. The project also includes space for Junior Achievement, a Franciscan Health clinic and a childcare center. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2018.

The two-story, 116,000 square-foot center is a joint collaboration of Intersection Connection, which is located on the Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette campus and includes community organizations focusing on youth development, higher education, financial literacy and health and wellness.

Tecton Construction Management of Lafayette and West Lafayette-based KJG Architecture & Engineering will handle the project. It will include two swimming pools, basketball courts and outdoor soccer fields, plus exercise, learning kitchen, family center and chapel space. Franciscan Health will occupy 25,000 square-feet for its clinic that will include primary care, sports medicine, occupational and physical therapy services. Lafayette Family YMCA Chief Executive Officer Paul Cramer says "this innovative, collaborative and nationally recognized facility is already being spotlighted as a best-practice model for community sites, and it is being eyed by others for replication."

The new YMCA space will double its existing footprint. Funding sources include IU Health, which is covering the cost of the aquatics center, as well as Intersection Connection partners, the City of Lafayette, North Central Health Services, Oerlikon/Fairfield, Old National Bank, the James K. Risk family, School Datebooks, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., Tippecanoe County, Unity Healthcare, Wabash National Corp., the YMCA Foundation and the federal New Markets Tax Credit program.

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