Aug. 31 groundbreaking ceremony slated for Mystic YMCA project

Mystic -- The Ocean Community YMCA has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the $7.2 million renovation and expansion project of its Mystic branch on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. There will be food, music, and a speaking program involving community leaders.

Plans call for 12,500 square feet of new space as well as new locker rooms, additional parking, exercise studios, a teen center, dedicated child care room ,community room and an expanded wellness center. The building will be handicapped accessible with an elevator and new HVAC systems.

A new entrance will re-orient the building to overlook the Mystic River. It is estimated that it will take a year to complete the project once work begins. The YMCA will remain open during that time.

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