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Bridge work begins for new YMCA building

Original post made on May 1, 2009

Construction crews were out on Lewis Lane early Friday as cement trucks began the process of dumping tons of concrete into wooden forms that will become the main structure of the bridge connecting Danville Boulevard with the property for the new Alamo YMCA.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of another community
on May 1, 2009 at 7:08 am

Dear Dolores,

Alamo region neighborhood e-exchanges focused on Ms. Chiverton's commentary in your story this morning, "This is the critical piece of infrastructure for the YMCA because it literally connects us to the community," said Kathy Chiverton, executive director of the San Ramon Valley YMCA.

Neighbors throughout the Alamo region noted that SRV YMCA has no connection to our community of neighborhoods and the bridge only connect SRV YMCA commercial facilities to Danville Blvd. In 94507, less than 7% of residents have any connection to any YMCA and neighbors throughout the region continue to oppose such commercial construction deep in the Hemme neighborhoods.

As history circulated this morning illustrating how Ms. Chiverton, as District 3 Chief of Staff, worked to gain approval of this unwanted commercial invasion, neighbors better understood Ms. Chiverton's commentary, quite after the fact of questionable and unwanted approval, that tries to tie the YMCA to our Alamo region.

SRV YMCA is not part of Alamo region community of neighborhoods and will remain a negative to our community residents.

Hal, as a community coutesy

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Posted by Bill Fold
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Although I haven't seen the final plans for the YMCA Center, I think it will be a great benefit to the town of Alamo. I like to swim and am welcoming the addition of a community pool. It is WAY more energy efficient than an individual pool. I just hope they can keep the $$ rates to a reasonable level. That has kept me from using the Y in previous years, opting to instead use the San Jose State or Santa Clara pools. Much more cost effective. An indoor outdoor pool would be great - ie, a pool enclosed, but with a openable roof. Build it and I will come! I am moving there shortly.

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Posted by Bridge over Troubled Water
a resident of Danville
on Jan 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

My understanding is that the regional YMCA declared chaper 11 bankruptcy, project is on a long-term hold. Only an eye-sore concrete bridge at the location spanning the creek.

Don't hold your breath!

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