The Towson Family Center Y began redevelopment efforts in late October.
After a tumultuous start, Towson Family Center Y will celebrate the construction of its new facility at a groundbreaking ceremony in December. The Y had initially faced opposition from community members who were concerned about the building's height and lighting. The design plan was tweaked to address their concerns. On Dec. 5, the Y will host the ceremony and launch a community campaign starting at 9 a.m. on its campus at 600 W. Chesapeake Avenue, according to the center's website. Redevelopment efforts for the new Y began in late October. Construction is slated for completion in about a year.
The $12 million reconstruction is expected to take about a year.
The Towson Family Center Y is gearing up to start its redevelopment efforts in late October. Construction on the new Y is expected to continue for about a year, said Beverly Landis, the Towson Y's district executive director, in a statement. According to the statement, the following changes will occur in the next few months: Members can stay abreast of additional construction activities through the Y's Facebook page, fliers in the lobby and updates on the redevelopment web site. The $12 million new green construction, which will be located where the tennis courts are currently, will include an 8,000 square-foot fitness center (the current one is 1,500 square feet), new multipurpose space, a climbing wall and a salt-water pool. There will …