YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

For Youth Development®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility


Capital Campaign Phase II


Updates on progress and impact will be posted here routinely.

Our goal is to keep users abreast of impacts to services and access to areas. We will also be utilizing our Mobile Phone App and emails to communicate this information.

The main entrance to the building off of the parking lot will be closed 7/27 and 7/28 (Thursday and Friday.) The Maple Street entrance and the Tennis entrance will be open at this time.

LOOKING AHEAD: The Y's parking lot will be under construction the entire month of August. Alternative parking will be available at

  • The overflow parking lot off of Hudson (behind the church)
  • Maple Street School

No impacts to any YMCA experiences these next two weeks.
Work is being contained under the roof of the new addition.


  • The main building entrance off of the parking lot will be closed Thursday and Friday.
  • Parking will be limited in the back parking lot.
  • Handicap accessibility in the back lot will not be available.
  • Limited handicapped parking will be available off of the Maple St. drive way.
  • People requiring close access to the building on these days are encouraged to use the Portage Y.

Expect congestion on Hudson Street as cement trucks line up around the perimeter of the Y's property to pour the foundation slab.

  • The main building entrance off of the parking lot will be closed Thursday and Friday.
  • The main parking lot will have limited accessibility during the day.
  • Please use the overflow parking off of Hudson or Maple Street School parking lot.
  • To avoid this area entirely, use the Maple Street entrance (north side).

JULY 5, 6 and 7: Roof framework will be installed. Expect to see a very large crane in the main parking lot, and 70 ft long trucks on Hudson Street. Access to Hudson will be very limited, and may at times be completely closed to through traffic.

  • The main parking lot will be closed.
  • The main back (south) entrance will be closed.
  • The Tennis entrance will remain open.


  • Park in the Maple School parking lot.
  • Use the front Maple Street (north) entrance.
  • Consider using the Portage facility.


--The former tennis lobby and connecting hallway will be under major construction Thursday, June 22
and Friday, June 23. Loud jackhammering will be an element. While the cardio room will be open during
this time, we recommend using the Portage facility, or wearing ear plugs. It will be very loud
intermittently throughout the day. We expect this work to be done between 6a and 4p.

--The new playground installation began this week. We will see mulch and sand delivered, to
be spread by our friends and volunteers from PNC Bank on Saturday, June 24.

--Cement trucks will be stationed around the perimeter of our grounds on the east and south side, to
pour the foundation/slab of the addition. This will impact access to the Y parking lot.
--We encourage our members and visitors to use the Maple School parking lot and get used to entering the Y facility from the North side (Maple Street) entrance.

IMPACT TO USERS: Alterations to the Tennis entrance will begin Tuesday, June 13, impacting the lobby (which will be under construction) and access to the unisex bathrooms in the hallway connecting to the Studio Room. A new temporary bathroom has been built by the Cardio room. To access the Cardio and Tennis area from the lower level, please follow the signage.

Construction continues with taller walls being built and the ground being compacted.

MAY 30
From different perspectives INSIDE the fence, we can now see the first of the structural steel set, block being laid at the west end for the multi-purpose room,and the pumping of concrete to the elevator shaft walls.

MAY 23
We ask that all able-bodied persons park in the overflow parking log off of Hudson St. behind the church. In this way, our members and guests with mild disabilities, our elderly and families with very young children will have the closest building access. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

MAY 19
ALERT/CONSTRUCTION IMPACT: The back parking lot entrance will be blocked Friday, May 19 from 11a - 2p, due to cement trucks pouring concrete. Members and guests are encouraged to use the overflow parking lot off of Hudson (behind the church) during this time. Access to handicap parking spaces may be impacted. Those who require close access are encouraged to be dropped off at the front of the building in the turn-around.

MAY 16

  • Kids Zone area is taking shape as the foundation is being dug up and prepared for the pouring of cement footings.
  • Walls have emerged.

MAY 11

  • The elevator shaft walls are being poured this week.
  • Foundation walls are also starting to emerge as the exterior walls are being built.
  • The steel is being manufactured (off site, of course.)

Transitioning to the covered tunnel.


  • A covered tunnel is being built off the south side main entrance for protection against falling debris. It will be ramped and fully accessible. Mirrors will be included to help with any blind spots. Surveillance cameras will be included.
  • We ask that all able bodied persons use the overflow parking facility off of Hudson St. (behind the church) so that those with disabilities, the elderly and parents with very young children can have the closest access to the building. Your cooperation is appreciated.
  • MARCH 20
    We will be begin to see evidence in the back parking lot which will initially be used as a staging area.

    Areas of impact:

    • Canopy over rear south entrance will be removed.
    • Parking lot lines will be redrawn.
    • Handicapped parking will be moved one row south.
    • The walk way to the back entrance to the main building will redirected.
    • Fencing will be installed to contain the work site.
    • Programming and services will not be impacted at this time.
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    Phase II - Maple Southside Expansion


    • Consolidated, single-point, barrier-free entrance leading to one membership service desk New elevator serving all three floors
    • New Kids Zone (child watch) designed for children 3 months "6 years, doubling the current capacity to 40
    • New multi-purpose room with capacity to hold 150 people to accommodate low-impact exercise programs, education classroom space, and be divided for meeting room space.


    • Restrooms and lobby by the cardio exercise and tennis area
    • Expanded Healthy Youth & Teen Center
    • Refurbished parking lot, with traffic-control islands
    Southside Perspective

    Front desk rendering

    New Healthy Youth and Teen Center

    Renovate 3,000 sq. ft of program space into a multi-use space serving youth, teens and families

    • Increase dedicated youth space form 800 sq. ft. to 3,000 sq. ft.
    • Interactive activity area that integrates technology with exercise and active play
    • Activity rooms or meeting spaces for classes and programs
    • Quiet zone for reading, homework time, or conversation

    Images are conceptual, only.

    room overview teen center