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Bettendorf Family Y Expansion

Scott County YMC

Work will begin this summer to expand and re-design the Bettendorf Family YMCA. Plans were announced this afternoon for the 4.5 million dollar project that'll add a new fitness center, two full-size gyms, and an indoor track.

The facility, at the corner of Tanglefoot Lane and Devil's Glen Road, opened ten years ago. And Y spokesman Frank Klipsch says it's been at, or near, capacity since then. 

Now at 58,000 square feet, it'll grow to 75,000 by the time the project is finished.  

Klipsch says when the building first opened, Genesis Health System used about one-quarter of the space. The Y bought back that space several years ago, but still needs even more.

Will unify facility into one seamless operation.

The former Genesis space will become the new 11,000 square foot fitness center.

Work should begin this summer, with completion of the new fitness center next January, and the rest of the project in the spring of next year (2016).
Most of the 4.5 million dollar cost will come from a capital campaign for the Scott County Family Y that's now underway. 

Credit Scott County YMC
Plans for the first floor

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.