Northeast Bronx YMCA
This new dynamic YMCA campus will be located in the northeast Bronx Community District 12, alongside NYCHA’s Baychester and Edenwald Houses. It will be comprised of three pavilions connected by a glass corridor that will provide views of landscaped courtyards between them, celebrating the existing one hundred old trees that enhance this unique building in a natural gesture.
The YMCA building will include two swimming pools, a 7,200 SF dividable gymnasium, a wellness center, childcare, group exercise studios and sub-dividable community and multipurpose rooms. The double-height entry lobby in the Main Pavilion will open onto a plaza which provides space for outdoor activities. The new, 50,000 SF recreational facility will sit on the eastern side of a large plot under the jurisdiction of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. Their facility, for children with special needs, will continue to occupy the west part of the site and will have direct access to the new YMCA.
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
Situated near the NYCHA Baychester and Edenwald Houses, the new YMCA will provide access for neighborhood families to a state-of-the-art community hub, a space for everyone from children to seniors to engage in safe and fun recreational activities.
The double-height entry lobby in the Main Pavilion will open onto a plaza which provides space for outdoor activities.
The YMCA building will include two swimming pools, a gymnasium, a wellness center, childcare, group exercise studios, sub-dividable community rooms, and a green roof.
The building consists of three pavilions inter-connected by a glass corridor, providing visitors with a framed view of a landscaped courtyards containing mature trees carefully preserved on site.
The Teaching Kitchen offers community programs in nutrition and cooking to empower individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence towards a healthy lifestyle.
The NYC Economic Development Corporation originated this project as a part of Mayor de Blasio’s One New York initiative in order to help meet its goal of creating environments that encourage New Yorkers to be healthy by increasing opportunities for physical activity.
Both the YMCA and the design team are fully committed to the holistic pursuit of a sustainably designed building and will utilize both passive and active sustainable elements in the new design for Edenwald. LEED V4 Gold is anticipated
The YMCA’s vision is to build a facility that meets the wide-ranging needs of the economically diverse youth and families that live in the Northeast Bronx and will serve as a strong complement to existing YMCA facilities and programs in New York.
The Northeast Bronx YMCA will be a modern, vibrant recreational and community facility with programs and services to build a stronger, healthier and more connected neighborhood.