The interim location for the Park Cities YMCA will be at Preston Center.
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas officials today signed a lease to move the Park Cities facility to a 15,000-square-foot space on Luther Lane adjacent to Hopdoddy Burger Bar and across the street from The Black-eyed Pea. The space was formerly a fitness center.
The Y will relocate to the temporary space during the upcoming construction of a new facility at its current location near the intersection of Preston Road and Normandy Drive. Construction is expected to last about 12-14 months.
“We are very excited to have secured a temporary home for the Y right here in the Park Cities,” said John Palms, Park Cities YMCA board chairman. “This is the next step of many, towards the new Y in the Park Cities.”
Officials said the move will happen once their fundraising campaign reaches 80 percent of the $28 million necessary to build the new facility. Palms hopes that will be later this year. Currently, the Y has raised about $13.5 million, or less than 50 percent of its goal.
The temporary space will have most of the same amenities as the existing Y, including a 3,500-square-foot fitness area, spin and group exercise rooms, a child-watch area, multipurpose meeting space, and locker rooms with showers for both men and women.