YMCA reopens facilities

June 13, 2014
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The Huntington YMCA has reopened its fitness center, locker rooms, gymnasium, handball/racketball courts and pool following over a year of construction work for Northeastern University’s (NU) controversial GrandMarc dorm, according to a YMCA email newsletter.

The facilities reopened between May 30 and June 9.

When completed, the GrandMarc at Northeastern project, behind the YMCA building at 316 Huntington Ave., will allow NU to keep its promise to Mission Hill residents of 600 more on-campus beds.

Gazette emails to NU were not returned.

Under the plan, developer PPC Land Ventures, Inc.—also known as Phoenix Landing and Lincoln Properties—purchased and demolished the YMCA’s gym, and is building a 17-story dorm tower in its place. PPC will then lease the dorm to NU long-term. The dorm was projected to open for the fall semester, but it is unclear whether that is still the case.

For YMCA information, call 617-927-8040 or see ymcaboston.org.

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