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Katy, TX News (February 20, 2015) – The YMCA of Greater Houston is proud to announce the purchase of a prime site that will serve as its second location in the Katy community. Located in the Katy Main Street development, the 6.58 acre property sits west of Pin Oak Road and I-10, on Main Street near Kingsland.

Second Katy YMCA  SiteSecond Katy YMCA Site

“Katy Main Street is excited to have the YMCA purchase land for their second Katy location,” said Troy Maxwell, President and CEO of WoodCreek Reserve Development Co. “The Y will be a valuable asset, along with the existing retail, in attracting future transactions that will only enhance this master planned
project. We are overjoyed that Katy Main Street was selected for their project after looking at other sites; this confirms this location as the best spot in Katy,” Maxwell stated.

The land purchase is the first step in a long process. The YMCA must also raise funds to support the project and is in the preliminary stages of a capital campaign, led by Dr. Leonard Merrell, former Katy ISD Superintendent and current Katy Family YMCA and YMCA of Greater Houston Board Member.

“We are pleased to be planning for the expansion of services to the greater Katy community with this Katy Main Street location. For the last 129 years the YMCA’s Mission, unlike any other organization, focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This Katy Main Street YMCA will be dedicated to this purpose,” said Dr. Merrell.

“The YMCA is a nonprofit like no other,” noted Brian Haines, District Vice President and Katy Family YMCA Community Executive. “The Y is community centered. We bring people together, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. This second location will allow us to
better serve the growing Katy community while giving many of our existing members a facility closer to their home or workplace,” Haines said.

The Y’s current Katy location, the Katy Family YMCA, at 22807 Westheimer Parkway, serves 50,000 people through facility membership and program participation, with offerings including after school child care, day camp, health and wellness, swim lessons, youth sports and more. The new location would offer
similar programs and allow the YMCA to strengthen the Katy community, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA offers financial assistance and strives to turn no one away due to inability to pay.

While there is no set construction timeline or final facility design, the building could open in late 2016 or early 2017. To learn more about how you can support the YMCA at Katy Main Street fundraising campaign, contact Brian Haines at 281-392-5055 or brianh@ymcahouston.org.

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