Dubuque's YMCA looking to build new facility in Port of Dubuque

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Dubuque's YMCA building is at capacity, so it's looking to build a new one.

Dubuque's YMCA building is at capacity so it's looking to build a new one, but is still researching how to pay for it on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (Allison Wong/KCRG-TV9)

Based on research and discussions with community members, the YMCA chose the Port of Dubuque for the new location.

The organization is still researching how it will pay for the over $20 million building.

They hope the state-of-the-art facility will attract new members.

CEO Sharon Covey stresses the new building could potentially benefit everyone in Dubuque, not just Y members.

"It'll be a facility that is built by the community, for the community. We are taking so much input from the community at wide, not just our member base, but the community as a whole and really wanting to hear what the community says," Covey said.

She also said they hope to include meeting rooms, a kitchen center, and more programs that non-members could use.

Potential new amenities include an expanded wellness center, an eight-lane lap pool, an indoor track and an outdoor play and exercise area.