Plans announced for YMCA in south Montgomery County

Construction on the Holcomb Family YMCA in south Montgomery County is slated to begin in 2018. Construction on the Holcomb Family YMCA in south Montgomery County is slated to begin in 2018.[/caption]

Montgomery County will gain a new YMCA in the Falls at Imperial Oaks subdivision, close to the Grand Parkway.

According to Heather Saucier, director of media relations for the YMCA of Greater Houston, construction on the Holcomb Family YMCA could begin in 2018 depending on funding. Approximately $13 million will be needed to complete construction of the facility.

“A YMCA is vital to this growing area,” Jim Holcomb said. "It will provide thousands of young people and families a safe and nurturing place to play, learn and grow. By giving families access to programs that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the YMCA will make this community even stronger.”

The Holcomb Family YMCA will serve portions of Spring and Conroe ISD on the east side of I-45 in south Montgomery County. Due to Montgomery County being ranked the No. 13 fastest-growing county in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, CISD is expecting enrollment to increase by about 8,000 students in the next five years, Saucier said.

“The population of southeast Montgomery County in particular is burgeoning, and we want to meet the needs of new individuals and families coming into the area,” said Paul McEntire, President and CEO of The YMCA of Greater Houston. “We are committed to improving quality of life by offering programs that foster academic achievement and focus on drowning prevention and healthy living.”

The facility will be built on a 10-acre tract of land that was donated by 830 Investors, Ltd., which is the Holcomb family’s partnership.

The Holcomb Family YMCA will host a variety of programs, such as after school care, day camps, swimming lessons, teen achievement groups, drowning prevention classes and personal wellness training.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.