Hastings YMCA Tests Expansion Plan

In an update to a story we first brought you at the beginning of February, the Hastings YMCA has submitted a proposed site plan to the Planning Commission for a significant expansion to their existing facility. The plan, which was brought back to the planning commission on Monday, calls for the addition of thirteen thousand five hundred square feet for gym and studio space .(*Note-in our first reporting of this story, we concluded from documents provided by the Planning Commission, that expansion of the parking area was also necessary, however, that is not the case. The existing parking will be deemed adequate for the needs including the expansion 12:00 pm, 2/24/16.)
The addition is designed to be located on the south side of the existing structure. Executive Director Derrick Jaeger provides an overview and timeline of the plan.
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We asked him to describe how this new plan was formulated.

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The next step for the project would require formalized approval from the Hastings City council which is scheduled to take place on March 7th. Included in the terms of the proposal is a clause which requires significant progress in the construction at the one year mark. The project has taken time to develop, Jaeger talks about gathering support .He also reitterates there is much left to do

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KDWA will follow the progress of the project and will feature the outcome of the March 7th decision by the Hastings City Council.

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