South Shore YMCA
An artist's rendering of the South Shore YMCA building proposed for the field next to the current Y on Coddington Street in Quincy.
The new Quincy branch of the South Shore YMCA is now scheduled to open on Dec. 2, rather than on Oct. 31 as announced in September. The old Quincy Y building had to close after Labor Day due to a major water main break. The new building is taking longer due to power problems.
Some members had heard hints of the delayed opening for several weeks.
In an announcement to members Friday afternoon, the YMCA said:
"Our construction management team has informed us that due to unanticipated difficulties in getting permanent power set up in the new building, our new Quincy facility will not meet the projected October 31 open date.
"After a thorough analysis of how these new challenges will impact our projected timeline, it has been determined that the new facility will be open for use by December 2.
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The South Shore YMCA's building on Coddington Street in Quincy. On May 1 the Y annouced plans for a $30 million facility to open in June 2013.
"We understand the unforeseen closure of our old facility while construction is completed has been extremely challenging and inconvenient for our members and we regret to inform you of this delay. Please know we are doing everything in our power to open the doors to our new, state-of-the-art facility as soon as possible.
"The new Quincy facility project has been many years in the making, and together our Y community has been faced with, and has overcome, many obstacles in our journey to make this facility a reality. As we approach the final weeks of construction, we'd like to express our deepest gratitude for your ongoing support as a member of the South Shore YMCA community through both the good and the challenging times.
"We'd like to especially recognize the generosity of all those who have supported our Quincy YMCA Recovery Fund over the past several weeks to help relieve the financial burden of the September 3rd flood and forced early closure of our old facility."
The members can continue to have access to our Emilson Branch in Hanover and any local YMCA through the My Y is Every Y Reciprocity Program.
Temporary swim opportunities run by SSYMCA Aquatics staff will continue to be available to members at the Lincoln Hancock Community School pool.
During this time, no electronic bank drafts on monthly membership payments will be made.
The Quincy YMCA Hotline is 617-479-8500.