The West Norriton Commissioners will be taking up the topic of the proposed YMCA facility at the Markley Farm Tract at tonight's 7 p.m. commissioners meeting, but due to the expected crowd, the venue has been changed to the .
Resident's are still sharply divided on the $19 million, 85,000-square-foot facility the YMCA is planning to build on the site of the former Markley Farms Swim & Tennis Club, for which the YMCA has an agreement of sale for $3 million.
Supporters say the new facility will bring much-needed recreational opportunities to the area, while detractors oppose the project saying it will bring excessive traffic and additional costs to the township.
The commissioners are involved because the YMCA is requesting for 24 acres of the 56-acre tract to be rezoned for recreational use like the adjacent land housing the swim club.
Both sides are urging residents to attend tonight's meeting to learn the facts about the project and weigh in on the issue. You can read more about the proposed facility and both sides of the argument in .
You can also read more about the traffic study commissioned by the YMCA and other issues up before the commissioners at tonight's meeting on The Times Herald's website.