Park Cities YMCA officials have returned to the University Park City Council with a smaller project than they originally presented, but the building is still larger than the council’s recommendation.
In early September, the council voted unanimously to not deny the YMCA’s plan, but rather tweak it, capping the project at 52,000 square feet; the project was submitted at 65,000 square feet. During Tuesday evening’s council meeting, Mayor Dick Davis announced that Y officials had submitted new plans, but the council did not have enough time to review them. The item will be placed on the council’s Nov. 6 agenda.
“Essentially this is a counter-proposal by the Y, and we just need a bit more time,” said Mayor Pro Tem Robert Clark.
The Y’s new proposal comes in around 57,000 square feet, delicately reported as the 52,000-square-foot cap, plus 10 percent for “areas which do not create additional parking need” in the group’s proposal. The new plan figures a roughly 6,500-square-foot reduction in activity space, project architect Duncan Fulton said following the meeting.
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