Welcome to the Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family YMCA
The Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family YMCA will serve residents in the College Park area and surrounding communities will be a cornerstone of The Packing District, a transformational redevelopment coming to life through Dr. Phillips Charities.
This family center, at the planned roundabout at Princeton Street and Texas Avenue, will allow the YMCA to further expand its mission to improve the lives of all in Central Florida by strengthening and connecting downtown Orlando, College Park, and surrounding neighborhood communities. The new Y will be filled with the latest in healthy living equipment, classes, programs, and services to best meet the needs of the community. In addition, because of its unique location within The Packing District, this Y will be able to host key events and integrate programs that allow both indoor and outdoor healthy living activities for members. The YMCA of Central Florida continues planning and fundraising efforts to bring the vision of this new family center to life. Groundbreaking for the new Y is expected in late 2019 with plans to open doors to begin serving neighbors in early 2021.
The legacy of generosity and support from the Williams Family Foundation and Wayne Densch Charities is critical to our mission to improve lives of all in Central Florida.
“The Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family YMCA will be a welcoming place where neighbors can connect, families and kids can thrive, and our community can be strengthened for generations to come.” Dan Wilcox, President & CEO, YMCA of Central Florida
Timeline and Details
Nov. 4, 2019
The YMCA of Central Florida announced the name of what will become its newest location. The Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family YMCA will serve residents in the College Park area and surrounding communities. It will be the cornerstone of The Packing District.
Mar. 19, 2019
The YMCA of Central Florida has selected general contractors Brasfield & Gorrie, engineers GAI Consultants, architects RLF, and owner-representative Foundry Commercial to design and build the 27,000 square foot family center.
Nov. 26, 2018
Dr. Phillips Charities and the YMCA of Central Florida announced that Dr. Phillips Charities has gifted the Y with $8.9 million. This will go toward the building of a new YMCA family center in addition to the land on which the family center will be built.
About The Packing District
The Packing District is a 202-acre transformational project centered at the intersection of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, preserving and recapturing a defining part of our community’s history while providing a vibrant base of living and commerce. Historic buildings will be integrated with new uses and connected to dedicated public spaces by new urban trails and a new 100-acre public park (gifted to the City of Orlando). This park is dedicated to health and wellness, education, arts and community, and sustainability. Preparations began to ready the site for construction in 2018. The project will continue to mature over the next 10–15 years as laid out in the four-phase master plan.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Named among the “Most Admired Companies and Best Places to Work,” Brasfield & Gorrie was established in 1964. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company consists of 3,000 employees across 12 offices. Brasfield & Gorrie took in $2.8 billion in revenue in 2017. The company has 220+ LEED® Accredited Professionals and LEED Green Associates with 127 LEED projects and 45+ seeking certification. They’re #27 Top 400 Contractors by Engineering News-Record, the #1 general contractor according to ENR Southeast, and the #4 healthcare general contractor according to Modern Healtcare.
About Gai Consultants
GAI Consultants is an employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm providing award-winning solutions and local expertise to worldwide clients in the energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial markets.
RLF is a fully-integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, and planners that shares a passion for creating exceptional spaces through architecture. The firm continues to evolve as a distinguished practice providing tailored architectural, engineering, and interior design solutions for the federal, healthcare, educational, and cultural markets. Based in Baldwin Park, RLF’s influence has extended to four continents, 15 countries, and 32 states, advancing the Rogers’ inspiring legacy of innovative design and high performing places.
About Foundry Commercial
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate service and investment company with 300+ employees and more than 50 million square feet of management and leasing across the southeast and Texas. Foundry provides corporate services, brokerage, leasing, building management, and project management services and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and nonprofit organizations in the country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control more than one billion in advantaged investment opportunities with its JV partners. Foundry Commercial was founded as CNL Commercial Real Estate in 2007 and launched as Foundry in 2015 through a management-led buyout.