The new Edenwald YMCA in The Bronx will be constructed after the project received approval from New York’s City Council, as well as the New York City Planning Commission, and the Department of Buildings.
The 52,694 sq. ft. structure designed by Marvel Architects is expected to create more than 100 construction jobs at the 1250 E. 229th St. site.
“All New Yorkers should have access to first-class recreation space, no matter where in the city they live,” New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) president and CEO James Patchett said in a statement. “The unanimous approval of the Edenwald YMCA will bring much-needed athletic facilities, wellness and after-school programming to Bronx residents, making the neighborhood both healthier and stronger. The YMCA will benefit community members of all ages, and I look forward to its opening.”
Construction is expected to start in the fall, with completion by 2020.