Bangor Y announces big changes

By Eric Russell, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 25, 2010, at 4:08 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Y announced on Thursday a $2.2 million, two-phased project that will consolidate operations into a renovated and expanded facility on Second Street.

The Y’s plans are the result of a study commissioned in 2008 to assess the feasibility of consolidating its two Bangor locations — the original YMCA on Hammond Street and the former YWCA on Second Street.

In the last year, the Y has quietly been acquiring small parcels of property adjacent to the Second Street campus, which will facilitate expansion, Bangor Y CEO Mike Seile said.

The timeline for expanding the Second Street location and closing Hammond Street has not been finalized, but Seile said Phase I will begin later this spring. Phase I includes expanding parking at the Second Street location and renovating the gymnasium and work-out facilities.

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