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RJM Construction breaks ground on new Forest Lake YMCA

July 31, 2015

ForestLakeYMCAgbMINNEAPOLIS (July 31, 2015) — The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities celebrated breaking ground for its new facility in Forest Lake on Tuesday, July 28. RJM Construction was selected by the YMCA as the construction manager on the 53,000 square-foot project earlier this year.

City of Forest Lake Mayor Stev Stegner along with other community leaders and Y members, participated in recognizing the construction of the new facility to serve members and residents. The Y will act as a partner in the community by offering innovative programs to help the children, teens, adults, families and active older adults of Forest Lake learn, grow and thrive.

Located at 19845 Forest Road North, the Forest Lake Y is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. The facility will feature:

  • Expansive fitness center including space for cardio equipment and training
  • Multiple studios that meet the ever-changing needs of fitness classes
  • Dividable community room to accommodate a variety of programs
  • Attractive aquatic center including a leisure pool, lap pool and on-deck sauna and whirlpool
  • Outdoor splash pad with spray and splash features
  • Walking track and gymnasium
  • Outdoor playground and an indoor play maze

RJM Construction has built ten projects for the YMCA over the last ten years, including facilities in Elk River, Andover and Prior Lake.

In addition to RJM, the project team includes building architect LSE Architects and landscape architect Damon Farber Associates. The engineering team includes Pierce Pini & Assoicates, Clark Engineering, Karges-Faulconbridge, and Aquatic Design Solutions.

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Established in 1856 in St. Paul, 159 years ago, and a decade later in Minneapolis, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region and western Wisconsin communities. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcatwincities.org.

About RJM Construction
RJM Construction has been providing general contracting services since 1981. Headquartered in Minneapolis, RJM has more than 150 specialized staff members and an annual construction volume of approximately $200 million. RJM delivers on clients’ vision in ground-up construction, interior remodeling and long-term project planning. For more information, visit rjm.arrakis.snapagency.net or follow on Twitter at @rjmconstruction.

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