Building Project Details

The YMCA in Exeter will be built in phases to provide a home for individual and community wellness. For more information on the project phases, refer the FAQ page of our website.


September 2014 Schematic

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The facility will be located at 56 Linden Street on the site of the old Exeter Area Junior High School.

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The Southern District YMCA hopes to enhance healthy living among youth, families and adults by building a full-service YMCA in the Exeter area. Building this facility with environmental responsibility and sustainability in mind will help foster wellness throughout our community. Local engineers, builders and environmental consultants are generously volunteering their time to recommend strategies that will reduce environmental impacts of the new building and its operations. We are currently assessing which high-efficiency, low-impact strategies and technologies can be cost effectively incorporated into the new YMCA facility.  

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Exeter Area Junior High School Building Demolition, December 2012.

The old Exeter Area Junior High School demolition by Malcolm Bradsher, Construction for the YMCA.


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January 2015 - The steel frame is welded into place and the final steel beam is signed by the community and hoisted into place on February 5.


November 2014 - Equipment is on-site and the excavation crew begins the work to prepare for the foundation.


September 2014 - On September 16, nearly 240 people, including government officials, local business leaders and loyal volunteers and supporters, came together to break ground and celebrate the YMCA.


February 2014 - Our temporary construction sign goes up at the Linden Street property.

May 2013 - The building is down and the field above this site will host YMCA Summer Camp and other activities this summer.

February 2013 - Two feet of snow does not slow down progress at the project site.


January 2013 - Debris is carefully sorted for recycling.

December 2012 - Dismantling of the retired Exeter Junior High School property is a meticulous process.



November 2012 - The old building begins to come down.


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