With more fitness clubs on the east side than Starbucks, why is the YMCA moving east? There is a great location at the site of the former Coachman hotel, it’s adjacent lot and a huge parking lot to the north that is available that would been more than adequate for a huge new Y.
The proposed new eastern location is almost impossible to reach by walking or cycling. Unlike a central location that would require only one bus trip to reach, now two or three buses will be needed for those that do not have or want cars.
The proposed new site is another example of taking from the less fortunate and giving to those of more than adequate means.
Mike Kerber, Normal