Youngstown YMCA launches $5 million renovation project

The project will expand areas for youths and adults

The YMCA in downtown Youngstown is undergoing a renovation project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s been 46 years since the YMCA in downtown Youngstown has gotten a facelift, and now a $5 million renovation promises to give the facility more functionality and an updated look.

The project will expand areas for youths and adults and update the outside of the building.

President and CEO Timothy Hilk said the leaders of the city have kept the downtown in “good order” and the ‘Y” wants to continue that trend.

“I think it is important for a downtown business community to have a strong “Y.” We extend into the community and we have outreach into the community, so it’s not just about the business. It’s also about the neighborhoods that are close by,” Hilk said.

The community gym on Champion Street was built in the early 1900s.

The renovation project is expected to be complete this year.

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