Bangor celebrates Y groundbreaking

Posted Sept. 23, 2010, at 12:32 p.m.
Karl Ward, CEO of Nickerson & O'Day placed hard hats on toddlers in the Bangor Y's Discovery Friends Day Care. Behind him (from left) were day care intern Chelsea Dow, toddler teacher Kristen York, George McHale (obscured), Bangor Y board president Racquel Tibbetts, and Bangor Y CEO Mike Seile. They joined other members of the Bangor Y community to break ground for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
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Karl Ward, CEO of Nickerson & O'Day placed hard hats on toddlers in the Bangor Y's Discovery Friends Day Care. Behind him (from left) were day care intern Chelsea Dow, toddler teacher Kristen York, George McHale (obscured), Bangor Y board president Racquel Tibbetts, and Bangor Y CEO Mike Seile. They joined other members of the Bangor Y community to break ground for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
Bangor Y CEO Mike Seile (at lectern) thanked community supporters during  the ground breaking ceremony for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street Location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. Standing nearby was Bangor Y Board President Racquel Tibbetts. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
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Bangor Y CEO Mike Seile (at lectern) thanked community supporters during the ground breaking ceremony for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street Location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. Standing nearby was Bangor Y Board President Racquel Tibbetts. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
A worker with Grindle's Landscaping in Ellsworth uses a compactor to level earth at the construction site for the new parking lot at Bangor Y's Second Street location Thursday.  Y community broke ground for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street Location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
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A worker with Grindle's Landscaping in Ellsworth uses a compactor to level earth at the construction site for the new parking lot at Bangor Y's Second Street location Thursday. Y community broke ground for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street Location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
This rendering by WBRC Architects-Engineer shows the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. The lot will have 91 parking slots and is slated for completion in November 2010. (renderinf: courtesy of WBRC Architects-Engineers)
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This rendering by WBRC Architects-Engineer shows the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. The lot will have 91 parking slots and is slated for completion in November 2010. (renderinf: courtesy of WBRC Architects-Engineers)
Bangor Y staff, board members and other members Y community broke ground for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street Location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
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Bangor Y staff, board members and other members Y community broke ground for the new parking lot at the Bangor Y's Second Street Location Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)

Bangor Y CEO Mike Seile announced in February a $2.6 million project, which will expand its Second Street location, close the Hammond Street facility for good and consolidate all programming into one building.

Thursday, Sept. 23, groundbreaking began on the expansion.

In 2009 and early 2010, the Y quietly acquired several parcels on Second Street and Sanford Street to allow for expansion of the Second Street location. In July and August, several buildings were demolished, and Seile said a few others would come down later this month.

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