The Door County YMCA is moving into the second phase of a plan to expand its northern door program center in Fish Creek. To that end, efforts are now underway to secure the $1.5 million needed to continue progress on the expansion and renovation program. The centerpiece of the project’s second phase is the addition of a 3,500 square foot lifestyle center, which would be added to the south side of the facility facing Gibraltar Road. The new construction would replace the existing lifestyle center. Drew Richmond, Executive Director of the Fish Creek program center, says increased membership and expanded programming has outpaced the space currently available. The plan calls for the area in the center of the building to be renovated into two
multi-purpose spaces to accommodate additional programming for children, adults, families and seniors. An added benefit will be increased storage for classroom equipment and enhanced sound proofing between classroom spaces. Also on the punch list for the second phase of construction is the renovation of both shower rooms and replacement of the gym roof. All existing roof top air handling units will be replaced and relocated. The first phase of the improvement program at the YMCA northern door program center was completed earlier this year at a cost of $750,000. The project was funded by gifts and pledges.