Following its purchase of the Conroe Family YMCA building in March, the city of Conroe is planning to use the the facility as a recreation center for the western portion of Conroe, according to the city's public information officer Victoria Endsley.

Conroe City Council agreed March 11 to purchase the building at 10245 Owen Drive for $2.5 million. Since the purchase, the city is in the due diligence phase and has been using the services of various professional trades to evaluate the grounds and facilities, Endsley said in an email. The due diligence period runs through July.

A name for the building has not yet been chosen, she said.

YMCA officials stated in March that the transaction was necessary after experiencing a $50 million revenue loss due to the pandemic.