June 05, 2013
The YMCA of San Diego County is pleased to announce that preliminary work has begun at the site of the new Copley-Price Family YMCA. Located at the former Pearson Ford Dealership location on El Cajon Blvd. and Fairmount Ave. in San Diego, this brand new Y offers the opportunity to extend our reach to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
“This is a dream come true for YMCA members and staff, said Leticia Leos, Executive Director, Copley Family YMCA. “The Y will continue to be a beacon of hope to all of our families in the mid-city area.”
The Copley-Price Family YMCA will be a 53,000 square foot, LEED certified facility. It will feature two pools, gymnasium, pre-school and school-age child care centers, teen center, spacious fitness and wellness center, group exercise rooms, a demonstration kitchen and an outdoor soccer arena. This facility will replace the 56 year-old Copley Family YMCA located on Landis Street in City Heights, approximately one mile from the new location.
First steps in construction include the demolition of the existing parking structure that will be replaced to allow for improved parking and better access.
In early 2011, Robert Price, chairman of Price Charities, gifted the land (a 3.7 acre parcel valued at $7.6 million) to the Y to help to revitalize the El Cajon Blvd. corridor adjacent to the communities of Talmadge, Kensington and City Heights.
Formal groundbreaking on this new state-of-the art YMCA is anticipated for September 2013.
Construction of the $19.4 million facility is estimated to take 12 to 14 months with the opening anticipated within the fourth quarter of 2014. The YMCA has raised all but $400,000 of the $19.4 million goal. For more information, please contact Steve Totten, Vice President Planned Giving & Major Gifts at (858) 292-9622 x 105.