American Rescue Plan Contributes Five Million for Westfield’s New YMCA Facility


Indianapolis Business Journal: Westfield to contribute $5M toward new YMCA construction

American Rescue Plan: How It Benefits You

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for Hoosier families. This time, the Westfield City Council announced it is using $5 million of its allotted Rescue Plan funds toward a future YMCA facility in the community. This building will be about 65,000 square-feet and will be located near the Grand Park Sports Campus. Indiana Democrats like U.S. Congressmen André Carson and Frank Mrvan delivered this brighter future for Hamilton County. 

The new YMCA facility was not supported by Indiana Republicans serving in Congress. Politicians like U.S. Senator Todd Young voted “NO” to these investments, and in fact, Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called these projects “socialism” – claiming their opposition was a “great campaign to run on”. Democrats will highlight the Indiana GOP’s “NO” record and their divisive culture wars throughout the 2022 campaign year and beyond. 

Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for the Hoosier State:

Indianapolis Business Journal: Westfield to contribute $5M toward new YMCA construction

Westfield has committed $5 million it received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act toward the construction of a new YMCA near Grand Park Sports Campus.

The Westfield City Council on Monday unanimously approved the funding toward the project that’s been in the works for years. With Westfield’s contribution, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has raised $14.5 million of the $16.5 million needed to fully fund the facility, according to a news release. […]

In 2018, the YMCA and Westfield Washington Schools announced plans to develop a 65,000-square foot YMCA branch adjoined to a natatorium at the southwest corner of Wheeler Road and 181st Street.

The Wheeler Family, which owns the nearby Westfield Airport, donated the land to the project. 

The YMCA announced in April 2020 the new location would have a state-of-the-art wellness center, gym, basketball courts, demonstration kitchen and indoor track. About 5,000 square feet of space would be reserved for services offered by sponsor Ascension St. Vincent.

The $15 million Westfield Washington Schools Aquatic Center opened in February 2021, but the pandemic’s impact on fundraising efforts prompted officials to scale back the proposed cost of the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA from its original $20 million price tag.

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis in June 2021 asked the suburban city to support the project by kicking in $5 million toward the cost. […]

A groundbreaking will take place after the remaining $2 million is committed to the project.


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