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The Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich is planning to expand its facility and the work could be done as early as the end of the year.
Currently in the permitting process at village hall, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago aims to break ground by the end of the spring on a second gym and two additional multipurpose classrooms at 1025 N. Old McHenry Road.
The gym would have stripes around the perimeter to double as a walking and running track.
"It's a community anchor and has been a very bustling place; our gym and our classrooms have been in constant use," said Aileen Tormon, communications manager for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
Tormon said the $3 million, 9,000-square-foot expansion will help Foglia YMCA better accommodate its growing number of patrons. She explained that the facility's youth sports programs and classes have sometimes been forced into rented rooms because space at Foglia was too tight.
The expansion will bring all of these programs back to the facility.
"We want to give the youth and adults the option to play on the same courts together and be under the same roof ," Tormon said.
Use of the facility during the expansion process will be restricted, but members will be able to visit the Buehler YMCA at 1400 W. Northwest Highway in Palatine and the Sage YMCA at 701 Manor Road in Crystal Lake.
Tormon said much of the project's $3 million price tag will be covered by a generous donation from North Barrington resident Vince Foglia, for whom the facility is named. The rest will be raised through a series of upcoming community fundraisers, Tormon said.
The construction permit application will be reviewed March 19 by Lake Zurich's Plan Commission.