- Associated Press - Monday, August 10, 2015

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Workers have broken ground for a new YMCA in downtown Tuscaloosa.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (https://bit.ly/1P0dROr) that the facility on 12th Street will be across the street from the downtown Post Office.

The new YMCA is expected to open by late spring or early summer in 2016.

YMCA CEO Walt Larisey says the city has outgrown its current facility.

Officials said the new building will be constructed in phases.



They say the first phase will feature a 16,000- to 17,000-square-foot building. An outdoor walking track, a public playground and a green space in the center that can be used for games, reunions and other activities will also be included.

The Tuscaloosa newspaper reports that there’s no timetable yet for future phases, which will include a pool and basketball court.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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