New Pittsford YMCA to break ground soon

A rendering of what the Pittsford YMCA when finished (provided photo)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Plans are moving forward for a brand new YMCA building in Pittsford. The new state of the art building has been years in the making.

"When you see the bulldozers rolling and the ground being developed before the winter, you'll realize this is really happening,” said George Romell, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

The field at the corner of Clover and Jefferson will be transformed into this a 140,000 square foot YMCA. Monday night, the Pittsford planning board gave it the go ahead.

"It's very exciting. We still have several hurdles to go. We need a lot of community support to make it possible. It's a big, big project,” said Romell.

The YMCA is still raising money for the project. They are about two thirds of the way to their 15-million-dollar goal.

The new location will have 675 parking spots. On the inside it includes everything from pre-school classrooms to a senior center and exercise areas and art rooms.

"The whole package for the entire family, we're not going to have to compromise. A lot of our space is going to be multi-purpose,” said Romell.

Construction of the building is expected to start in the spring. The new YMCA should open in the fall of 2019.

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