YMCA PROJECT: Video Shows Downtown Plans

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The plans for the Wellmark YMCA in downtown Des Moines were unveiled last year in July, but now an even better view of the new facility is available.

A video rendering from the architects posted on YouTube earlier this month shows indoor and outdoor views of the renovations to the building that was once the Polk County Convention Complex.

The video showcases a 50-meter swimming pool, gym, track, and courts for racketball and handball. The facility is also connected to the skywalk, allowing easy access.

The project is costing the YMCA about $30 million.

An official groundbreaking ceremony for the project is being held January 20th at 1:30 p.m.