DUBUQUE- The Dubuque YMCA is preparing to undergo a multi-million dollar facelift.
Officials at the Y have announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art facility. The new building will remain at the site of the current Y, but will have more space available to the community.
Officials hope that this project will expand the Y’s presence in the Dubuque community. Though official plans have not yet been released, Y officials hope the new facility will house a pool, gym areas, and more room to develop healthy living and chronic disease prevention programs.
In addition to these upgrades, the team at the Y hopes to offer more opportunities to those who aren’t YMCA/YWCA members. President and CEO Sharon Covey says she hopes to see the new space become a “hub” for the community.
“We’re offering people that come and take classes even if they’re not a member. We want this to be a space for the community to also gather,” said Covey. “There will be wide open spaces, and hopefully this will be a gathering place.”
If all goes according to plan, Officials at the Y hope to have the new facility up and running by fall of 2020.
Amber Krieg is a sophomore at Loras from Dubuque, Iowa. She is currently an Associate News Producer for LCTV. Amber is currently majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Media Studies. Outside of LCTV, she enjoys working with the Loras Players theater group.