Saturday, April 20, 2013
New YMCA's opening is now months, instead of years away.
If you haven't driven past the new Haverford Area YMCA construction site lately you might be surprised how the outside of the building is starting to change. In the past week more and more of the huge glass panes that are a major design feature of the new structure have been installed. The new "Y" is scheduled to open in October. Now that it's starting to take shape, what do you think of the new building's design and look?
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Do you like what you're seeing as the construction continues?
When you drive down Eagle Road, you cab't help but notice the giant construction site which has been evolving over the last year. Now that some of the design of the outside of the building is visibl, what do you think of what you're seeing? What do you think of the construction? Share your thoughts in the comments area. Previous Stories
Sunday, February 24, 2013
With just over eight months until the scheduled grand opening, construction crews are working fast at the new YMCA.
Haverford 4th Ward Commissioner Dan Siegel posted the following update on construction of the new Haverford YMCA on his website. Construction of the new Haverford Area YMCA on Eagle Road (at the old Bubble Gum Factory site) is in full swing. According to YMCA officials, the following is the status as of February 2013:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The progress and implications of the new facility were discussed at last week's 1st Ward meeting.
Progress on the Haverford YMCA is moving along as expected, it was reported at the October 17 meeting of Havertown's 1st Ward. Construction on the YMCA has begun at the former location old Swell Bubble Gum factory at Eagle and Hillcrest roads. Work at the site is scheduled to go on for about a year before the Y is ready to open. The township and the owners of the property (not the YMCA, whom is leasing the building from the township) are currently in litigation regarding the price of condemning the building and how much they feel it was worth. The case is currently in the court of common pleas. The Swell Bubble Gum building was demolished after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated it as a Superfund or abandoned hazardous …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Work is progressing at the future site of the Haverford YMCA.
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- Nate Adams
Friday, August 3, 2012
Construction is ongoing at the future site of the Haverford YMCA. The $22.5 million building is expected to be ready for a Fall 2013 opening. Check out the pictures to see how things are progressing.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The new Y is slated to open in September 2013.
Ground was broken for the new $22.5 million Haverford Area YMCA on Tuesday morning, drawing about 150 people to the site at 891 N. Eagle Road in Havertown for a ceremony which included speeches and student musical performances. When the new Y opens in September 2013, Haverford Township will have a “state of the art facility” which will serve about 20,000 Y members and have a payroll of about $4 million annually, John F. Flynn, president and CEO of the YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity, said during his remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony. Monique Shallow, a Havertown mother of three children who attended Tuesday's event with her youngest child, said her family plans to join the Y when it opens. “We can’t wait until this place is up and …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The event will take place at the site of the YMCA, on 891 N. Eagle Rd., Havertown, at 10 a.m., Tuesday.
Hundreds are expected to gather at the new YMCA site in Havertown Tuesday morning to witness the ground-breaking ceremony. In a YMCA press release sent to the Haverford-Havertown Patch, many will come out to the official kick-off construction of the first YMCA in Haverford Township. The event will take place at the site of the YMCA, on 891 N. Eagle Rd., Havertown, at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Some of the officials expected to attend will be President and CEO of the YMCA of Philadelphia and vicinity John Flynn, 9th Ward Commissioner Bill Wechsler, James McGarrity, 7th Ward commissioner, and Carl Everett, board chair of the Haverford Area YMCA. “Youth from Lynnewood Elementary, Sacred Heart School and Haverford High School will provide entertainment…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
John Flynn talks about why Havertown was chosen for the new YMCA and how it being on a Superfund site should not worry residents.
Havertown was one of 17 YMCA sites under consideration before it was selected because it has the most people in a township without access to a YMCA. That is according to YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity President and CEO John Flynn as he spoke with the Haverford-Havertown Patch Friday, Aug. 26, at the site of the future Haverford Area YMCA. The site, where the former Swell Bubble Gum Factory used to sit before it was demolished, was chosen because of its accessibility and its feasibility, explained Flynn. “The Haverford Township people came forward and started to work with us for this site. It took off. And so far we have seen nothing but cooperation,” he said. “And I think we can stay on our schedule to get under our construction here in …