Monday, April 14, 2014


Dear YMCA Member:

We have been under a confidentiality agreement that has prevented us from disclosing the proposed location of our new Y.   As of today, I am finally permitted to share some information with you regarding the location of the new Southeast Branch YMCA!

We have signed purchase agreements for 36 acres of property at Burton and Kraft.  We are fortunate to be able to use the same basic design that was planned for the Grand Rapids Township property.  The approval process starts with a meeting on April 21st with the Cascade Township Planning Committee.  It is followed with a public hearing with the planning commission on May 19th.  The Planning Commission will vote to recommend (we hope) to the Township Board on June 16th, and the Township Board will vote on the recommendation on July 23rd.

That’s a lot of meetings, but it means we can be under construction this Fall and in operation in the Fall of 2015.

Here’s the link to the initial MLive posting. 

We have a lot of work ahead of us, but it is work we have all been waiting to undertake.

We will keep you up-to-speed as more details become available, but I wanted you to know of our progress as soon as possible!


Ronald K. Nelson