The City of Muncie and the YMCA broke ground on a new facility on July 18. The project will be an addition to the McKinley-Whitely Live Learn Neighborhood project, according to the report.
The project is getting completed with the support of multiple donors including $1 million in Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative Funding (READI).
The YMCA will be located adjacent to Muncie Central High School, and the 73,000-square-foot facility will offer a number of recreational opportunities.
“The YMCA is grateful for READI’s investment in this transformational community project,” Chad Zaucha, President and CEO of YMCA of Muncie said. “Together, and in concert with our strategic partners, we will improve quality of life, quality of place and create quality opportunities that will lead to improved health and educational outcomes for our community.”
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by community members, government officials, local residents and project stakeholders.