BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two Middle Tennessee YMCAs will merge over the next two years in a plan the nonprofit is calling the "One Brentwood" strategy.
The Maryland Farms and Brentwood YMCA operations will consolidate into a single YMCA at its existing Concord Road location.
The YMCA says the strategy will increase efficiency and better serve the needs of the community.
The Maryland Farms YMCA property will put up for sale, but the organization pays to continue operations at the facility for the next two years while the Concord Road location undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion.
Funds from the sale of the 17-acre property will be used for the expansion project.
"We are excited about the potential for greater impact as we combine our two Brentwood facilities, located just four miles apart, creating a dynamic family center to serve the growing needs in Williamson County. Certainly, there are no guarantees in real estate, and we won’t know the exact value of the property until we put it on the market,” said CEO Dan Dummermuth. “But we believe between the sales proceeds and a targeted capital campaign, we can generate the resources necessary to position our Concord Road facility to meet the needs of the Brentwood community."
The YMCA says the expansion project will include wellness and group exercise areas, transformed youth spaces and teen center, improved accessibility for people with diverse abilities, an improved outdoor aquatics facility and a youth skate park, as well as, additional parking.