The groundbreaking ceremony and beam-signing on Jan. 31 signaled start of construction for the Anderson Munger Family YMCA.
William Ahmanson, campaign chairman, emceed the event at the Third St. and Oxford Ave. site.
Speakers included Christina Rose, board chairman of Metropolitan YMCA; major donors Charles Munger and Marian Anderson; and Kerry Kehrley, principal of neighboring Charles Kim Elementary School.
“We’re very excited about this new Anderson Munger Family YMCA, and this groundbreaking ceremony will be a wonderful way to commemorate our excitement, as well as an opportunity to thank everyone in the community for their ongoing support of this project,” said Alan Hostrup, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles CEO.
Doors of the new facility are expected to open in the spring of 2014.