LATEST NEWS ON PROPERTY SALE
The YMCA of Middle Tennessee has announced plans to sell the Maryland Farms YMCA property as part of a broader “One Brentwood” capital reinvestment strategy for the local community. The Y has engaged with the real estate broker Cushman & Wakefield to list the Maryland Farms property.
We expect to be able to share more information regarding the sale of the Maryland Farms property in early 2021.
Facility to remain open through late 2022
The Maryland Farms Y remains open and we encourage members to visit as they normally would. It is the Y’s intention to keep the Maryland Farms facility open until late 2022, our projected completion date for construction on the Brentwood Family YMCA expansion.
Use of sales proceeds
Proceeds from the sale of Maryland Farms would be used toward a major renovation and expansion of the Brentwood Family YMCA on Concord Road.
Future of Maryland Farms Tennis Center
Unfortunately, it is not financially feasible to include tennis facilities in the renovation plans for the new Brentwood Y.
Should the Maryland Farms property be sold and operations fully consolidated at the Brentwood Y following its renovation, the Maryland Farms facility and tennis center would permanently close at that time. The Y plans to continue to operate the tennis center and related tennis programming as staffing allows.
The Y is optimistic that current community efforts will help fill the demand for tennis in Williamson County.
Shortly after the Y announced plans to sell the Maryland Farms property, a community stakeholder group was formed to explore alternative options. This group has located a piece of land in Williamson County and will soon be working with an architect to develop site and facility plans.
The primary two components the stakeholders are currently working on are:
- The definitive procurement of the land
- Determining ownership of the new business model.
The group expects to be able to share more details about their progress in the Spring of 2021, and YMCA leadership continues to be poised to support the group. We fully intend to share any domain knowledge and operational insight about our tennis program as needed and will do all that we can to ensure as smooth a transition as possible should a new tennis operation emerge as a result of the group's work.
If you'd like to be added to the email mailing list for this tennis stakeholder group, please email Jim Monk.
Impact on other programming
The Y remains committed to serving the Brentwood community, including through programs such as After Breast Cancer, Full Circle and Williamson County Y-CAP. The After Breast Cancer program will continue to operate at the Maryland Farms Y through 2022.
If and when the facility is sold and ceases operations, the ABC program will be transferred to the Brentwood Y on Concord Road.
Plans for Maryland Farms staff
Maryland Farms Y staff will continue to work during the duration of the sales and renovation process, which is expected to take up to two years. If and when the Y moves closer to ceasing operations at Maryland Farms, the Y plans to offer “stay pay” incentives. Staff who wish to continue working for the Y at another location will also be given priority for any available openings at that time.