Groundbreaking ceremony held for South County Family YMCA
The YMCA of Frederick County held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 18 to commemorate construction start on the new South County Family YMCA in Urbana.
The site is located between Urbana Middle and Urbana High schools on Md. 80 (Fingerboard Road). Plans for the new YMCA have been in motion since 2016. The facility will serve the rapidly growing population of southern Frederick County.
Along with an aquatics complex, the new 62,000-square-foot center will include a grand lobby, wellness center, large gymnasium, indoor walking/running track, intergenerational space for active older adults, family adventure center for kids, group exercise studios, locker rooms, and multipurpose athletic fields.
The land was donated by Natelli Communities. This will be the YMCA’s second full-service site in the county, along with one in downtown Frederick. There is currently a smaller facility in the Green Valley/Monrovia area.
The new YMCA is slated to open in the spring of 2021. The project team includes owner’s representative: JRL Construction Management, contractor: Morgan-Keller Construction, Scott Knudson, architect project manager for Zavos Architecture+Design, structural engineer: ADTEK Engineers, MEP engineer: CJL Engineering, civil engineer: Harris Smariga, geotechnical engineer: Specialized Engineering, program development consultant: Gro Development, and landscape architect: Natural Resources Design Inc.