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Nir Family YMCA Facility Updates

Published 03.12.20

Updated March 12, 2020

NIR FAMILY YMCA Renovations

As part of the YMCA family it is important for you to be aware of current and upcoming renovations scheduled for the Nir Family YMCA on Market Street. With all new construction, facility updates are to be expected as we continue to find ways to improve and update different areas throughout our building.

Locker Room Renovations: In progress

In January we began upgrading our locker rooms. We are have broken down the renovations into three phases to ensure every member has access to locker room facilities throughout the process. During each phase we are changing the flooring in all walking areas to be gripped tile. This will reduce slippery areas and the need for mats. Additional drains will also be installed to avoid the occurrence of standing water. Members will be directed to use a different locker room when their primary locker room is under construction. We will notify members in advance of each phase.

Phase 1: Girls' and Boys' Locker Rooms
Complete

Phase 2: Family Locker Rooms 
Complete and will re-open Saturday, March 14th, 2020. All Locker Rooms will be open as of Saturday morning, March 14th! We will provide updates for when Phase 3 will begin.

Phase 3: Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
To be announced
Women's/Men's locker rooms will be closed in the shower areas only. There will be no access to Steam/Sauna during this time. Women and Men will utilize the newly tiled Boy's or Girl's locker rooms while these improvements are made.

Locker Room Improvements Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the Y doing with the tiled floor?
A: We have been consulting with Thomas Construction Group, our contractor, BMH Architects, our architects and Daltile, the tile supplier to provide a better solution for our locker rooms walkways. We are changing the flooring in all walking areas to a smaller tile to provide greater traction. This will greatly reduce slippery areas and the need for mats. Additional drains will be installed to avoid the occurrence of standing water. On the Men's side, the steam room will also be re-tiled.

Q: When and for how long will the locker rooms be closed?
A: Each Phase should take approximately 3 to 4 weeks.  Much of the concrete work and tile removal will occur during hours when the Y is closed. After each phase we will update members on a new timeline for the next locker room phase. 

Men's and Women's Locker Room Questions

Q: In the Men's/Women's locker rooms, can we get to the rented lockers during construction?
A: Yes, you can. The construction areas will be blocked off with walls and signs which will allow you to still have access to the lockers. On the Men's side, there is a section of tile adjacent to the lockers that will need to be replaced and we will notify the men when that tile work happens as they will not have access to lockers during that time.

Q: Will women have access to the vanity area?
A: Yes, the only area blocked off will be the wet area that includes, showers, steam and sauna.

Family Locker Room Questions

Q: When the Family locker room shower area closes, where do I take my children? 
A: You will use the Girls' and Boys' locker rooms. The Family Locker Room changing stalls in the carpeted area will still be available during this time.             

Example: Women and their children ages 7 and under will be able to use the Girl's (age 8-17) locker room for access to showers and the pool. Women may bring any children ages 7 and under to the Girl’s locker room with them.

Example: Men and their children ages 7 and under will be able to use the Boy's (age 8-17) locker room for access to showers and the pool.  Men may bring any children ages 7 and under to the Boy’s locker room with them.

Q: If I am a woman (over the age of 18) and have a boy with me (under the age of 8), where do I go when the Family locker room shower area closes?
A: The Family locker room changing stalls will still be available for changing clothes. For pool access and shower usage, you will need to use the Girl's Locker Room during this phase. If the boy is above 8, he will use the Boy’s locker room to access the pool. 

Q: If I am a man (over the age of 18) and have a girl with me (under the age of 8), where do I go when the Family locker room shower area closes?
A: The Family locker room changing stalls will still be available for changing clothes. For pool access and shower usage, you will need to use the Boy's Locker Room during this phase. If the girl is above 8, she will use the Girl’s locker room to access the Pool.

Racquetball/Handball Courts: In Progress

This fall we replaced the glass structure with new hardware on our racquetball/handball courts. Additionally the front walls have been smoothed down and we are currently in discussion for the next steps in the repair process. At this time, we are asking all of our Racquetball/Handball court players to provide feedback on the court’s playability. Please be sure to fill out a comment card at the Welcome Desk to share your feedback!

Completed Renovations

6-Lane Pool and Spa: Project Complete

We repainted the 6-Lane Pool, pool deck and completed some necessary maintenance.

New Parking Lot Lights: Project Complete

Permanent lighting has been installed in our parking lots to ensure safety after hours.

New Basketball Gym Goals: Project Complete
As of November 13, 2019, we have six new ceiling mounted basketball goals for players to enjoy! Did you notice our sponsor banner displayed proudly in the gym? If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and promoting your business please contact Mary Heath at Mary.Heath@ymcasenc.org
 
Back of Soccer Field/Overflow Parking Lot Tree Removal: Complete

This fall we began the process of removing and clearing out damaged trees from Hurricane Florence in order to open additional space for soccer fields. We have also completed new landscaping and replaced the fencing.  

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