Source: Star Telegram
After several years of planning and clearing a series of what seemed like insurmountable hurdles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is taking its first major step toward building a new facility in the southeast quadrant of the city.
YMCA officials and other community and civic leaders made it official at a land dedication ceremony on Thursday, where they also announced the launch of a $10.6 million capital campaign to fund the project.
The Y will need all of that money to help build the new Renaissance Square facility, which will merge two smaller and aging branches into one new and spacious structure, complete with an array of community services.
The new center is expected to feature a gymnasium, preschool, demonstration kitchen, community meeting rooms and a community garden, among other things, and serve as many as 4,000 residents.