Steve Tarver, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Louisville, said construction of the $28 million, 77,000 square-foot building is on schedule and on budget. The building will be located at the site of the former Philip Morris U.S.A. plant. Tarver said the new YMCA would help fill the void left by Philip Morris’ closing, bringing $500,000 in annual payroll to the area and providing health services to residents.
“People tell us that they believe this community has been disinvested over a number of years. There’s been a lack of accessibility to the job market and things like that,” Tarver said. “Given the nature of our partners, we will not be pushing people out from the neighborhood — we’ll actually be pushing people in.”
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