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Published July 12, 2011, 03:52 PM

Major YMCA Family Center Renovations Starting Soon

The Grand Forks YMCA is set to start a major renovation this month. The upgrades are part of joint effort between the Y and the Grand Forks Park District.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The Grand Forks YMCA is set to start a major renovation this month.

The upgrades are part of joint effort between the Y and the Grand Forks Park District.

You will not see much going on on the outside of the YMCA when construction begins in just a few weeks. But crews will be getting a workout on the inside as they make changes to create space.

The bulk of the first phase of construction will take place inside. Two racket ball courts will be relocated to the other side of the building.

A floor will be built over the courts, creating two levels.

And below, youth and senior programs get some needed leg room as will the people doing other activities.

Total YMCA renovations will cost about $4 million. It's just part of a joint effort with the Grand Forks Park District. The new Choice Health and Fitness Center is now under construction on the south end of Grand Forks.

The next phase of YMCA renovations will depend heavily on what programs will be offered at the new wellness center when it opens next fall.

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