According to The Times Herald, the Lower Providence Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Lower Providence Township Building (100 Parklane Drive in Eagleville) to hear plans by the Freedom Valley YMCA on a proposed new facility on the grounds of the Club at Shannondell on Egypt Road.
"Kramer Marks Architects are bringing in a proposal for development of the General Washington tract, the golf course," Supervisor Don Thomas told the Herald. "It involves building a YMCA building, a community center with an indoor pool. They are hoping to build something akin to the YMCA buildings they have done in the last eight years."
The proposed timeline for the project, which would reportedly be modeled on Ambler's YMCA facility, suggests it could be completed around Spring 2014.
Details of the proposal are few, but Jim Sorom, vice president of the Audubon Land Development Corp. (ALDC) told the Herald that the outdoor pool at the Club at Shannondell and Chadwick’s Restaurant would stay where they are. The ALDC has reportedly partnered with Freedom Valley YMCA on the project.
Last year, the Freedom Valley YMCA had proposed building a new $19 million dollar facility on the grounds of Markley Farm Tract in West Norriton, but were denied a zoning appeal that would allow the project to go forward by West Norriton's Board of Commissioners in March.
Read more about development at the Club at Shannondell here
Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
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