Johnstown Community YMCA Project Updates

December 2019

The Johnstown Community YMCA will officially open this spring with a Grand Opening in May. Owner Representative Beau LaCouture says progress is constant, and the project continues to be on time and under budget. 

Between November and Spring 2020, the contractor will install the building elevator, exterior windows, exterior concrete, drywall and acoustical ceilings. Crews will finish roofing and will continue to work on mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, as well as interior finishes like tile, flooring and doors. 

The Y is already accepting registrations for preschool, youth sports, and after-school care. Find more information on these services at


August 10, 2019

Anticipation filled the site of the Johnstown Community YMCA on August 10 as hundreds of residents gathered for its Topping Ceremony, an important milestone event celebrating the placement of the last piece of steel on the building. Everyone was encouraged to sign the beam that will be displayed above the lobby of the new Y, permanently displaying it covered in signatures.

In addition to the beam signing, the event also featured guided tours of the building by Adolfson & Peterson Construction; bounce houses, kid-friendly activities and program information provided by YMCA of Northern Colorado; and food and refreshments by H&E Equipment Services. Arapahoe Rental donated the canopies, tables and chairs for the event. 



The 69,000-square-foot Johnstown Community YMCA is still on track for completion in May 2020, and on budget, according to Project Manager Beau LaCouture. Crews have faced constant weather-related challenges but have still managed to complete most of the site grading; foundations; rammed aggregate piers; underground utilities; storm sewer; concrete floors; underground electrical; plumbing; and 90 percent of the structural masonry walls.

Over the next few months, the contractor will install structural steel; electrical and mechanical systems; underground plumbing at both pools; pool deck; exterior masonry façade; landscaping at multipurpose field; and flatwork at the parking lot.

In the meantime, the YMCA of Northern Colorado’s summer camp offerings are in full swing! The YMCA Camp Noco (traditional day camp for grades K-6th), Achievers Camp (summer enrichment for grades K-5th) and Teen Camp (fun and field trips for grades 6th-9th) are fun-focused day camps that run all summer long at Pioneer Ridge Elementary. Registration is ongoing at In fall, the Y will begin offering youth sports programs in the Johnstown/Milliken area. Stay tuned for details. Financial assistance is offered for families, individuals and children in need. Learn more at

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The Johnstown Community YMCA construction site is rapidly transforming into the 69,000-square-foot fitness and recreation center the Town looks forward to opening in May 2020. Despite some setbacks from difficult winter weather, progress is still well underway. So far, site grading, foundations, rammed aggregate piers, underground utilities, and the storm sewer have all been installed. 

This spring and summer, residents can look forward to the building going vertical! Concrete slabs will be poured; structural steel and masonry walls will go up; electrical and plumbing will be installed on the building and pool; and the Xcel transformer will be set.

The YMCA of Northern Colorado will begin offering youth programs in the Johnstown/Milliken area this summer. While details are being finalized, the Y is working with the school district to develop summer programming at Pioneer Ridge Elementary and Milliken Elementary for children entering K-5th and at Milliken Middle School for children entering 6th-8th. The Y will offer six-week summer learning programs with pre- and post-camp care, as well as summer camp on weeks when the learning program is not in session. The Y also plans to run youth sports programs in fall. Visit to request email updates.



Approximately 150 people attended the groundbreaking of the Johnstown Community YMCA on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Town residents, Town Councilmembers and representatives from Adolfson & Peterson Construction, LaCouture Inc. Construction Consulting, Perkins + Will, and YMCA of Northern Colorado all gathered to celebrate the commencement of construction on this community recreation center that is slated to open in May 2020.

A special thanks goes to Danny Dodge of Roadrunner Productions for providing photography services for this event.

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Johnstown, Colo., Nov. 1, 2018 – The Town of Johnstown invites all local families to attend and participate in Northern Colorado’s largest groundbreaking of the Johnstown Community YMCA on Saturday, Nov. 10 starting at 10 a.m. at Johnstown Town Hall, 450 S. Parish Ave., Johnstown, CO 80534.

All kids from Johnstown are encouraged to bring their own shovels and join leaders from the Town of Johnstown, the YMCA of Northern Colorado, builders Adolfson & Peterson Construction, architecture firm Perkins+Will, and other key stakeholders, to physically break ground on the construction site of this $34 million-dollar, 69,000-square-foot fitness and community center. The Johnstown Community YMCA, which is slated to open in May of 2020, will be built on the property across from Town Hall, the Police Department and the Library.

“The good citizens of Johnstown have waited a long time for a facility like this, and they deserve to be a part of its memorable celebration,” said Johnstown Mayor Scott James. “The Johnstown Community YMCA is all about kids and families, so we invite them ALL to bring their own shovel on Saturday and help us get started!”

“Town Council and staff have been diligent in saving and planning for this facility, and I am thrilled we are able to build it without increasing debt or taxes,” James continued. “I could not be prouder of the design, construction and operational partners we have chosen, and I know we will build a world-class rec-center our citizens can be proud of and enjoy for generations to come.”

This state-of-the-art facility will include a fitness center, a preschool, an aquatics center, community event spaces, sports fields, multipurpose rooms, and much more. The YMCA will bring to the area fitness and wellness resources, classes and programs; swim lessons and aquatics programs; youth sports; preschool, summer camps, before- and after-school care, as well as other youth programs.

For more information about the Johnstown Community YMCA, visit and


Groundbreaking Invite


UPDATE: 7-26-18

Weld County Road 46.5 (Centennial Drive), adjacent to the Mountain View West development, got its first lift of asphalt paving.

Centennia Dr Asphalt Paving
Centennia Dr Asphalt Paving
Centennia Dr Asphalt Paving

UPDATE: 7-9-18

Crews began paving streets in the Mountain View West development.

Paving Streets in Mountain View West Development

UPDATE: 7-3-18

During a work session following the July 2, 2018, Town Council meeting, representatives from Perkins & Will, project architect, presented digital drawings showing the exterior elevation of the Johnstown Community YMCA. Those drawings are provided below.

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Rendering - Johnstown Community YMCA - View from Parish Ave.

UPDATE: 6-15-18

Crews startedinstalling curb and gutter in the Mountain View West development.

Installation of curb and gutter in Mountain View West development
Installation of curb and gutter in Mountain View West development
Installation of curb and gutter in Mountain View West development
Installation of curb and gutter in Mountain View West development

UPDATE: 6-5-18

Following the June 4, 2018, Town Council meeting, Councilmembers met with Perkins & Will Architects during a work session to receive an update on the Johnstown Community YMCA. Architects provided drawings of the facility’s design, which are provided below.

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UPDATE: 4-27-18

Pictured below is the installation of the new water main in the Mountain View Development at Centennial Drive (Weld County Road 46.5).

Photo of installation of new water main at Mountain View development at Centennial Drive
Photo of installation of new water main at Mountain View development at Centennial Drive

UPDATE: 4-16-18

During the regularly scheduled April 16, 2018 Town Council meeting, Adolfson & Peterson Construction was approved to perform Preconstruction Services for the Johnstown Community YMCA Project.

Pictured are Connell Resources construction crews installing storm water pipe in the Mountain View West Development. These photos were taken on April 4, 2018.

construction workers installing storm water pipe in the Mountain View West Development.
photos of Connell Resources construction crews installing storm water pipe in the Mountain View West
photos of Connell Resources construction crews installing storm water pipe in the Mountain View West
Another photo of storm water pipe being installed

UPDATE: 2-22-18

The following is the list of firms that submitted proposals for the community recreation center.

  • Adolfson Peterson
  • Alliance Construction
  • Fransen Pittman
  • JHL Construction
  • PCL Construction
  • Pinkard Construction
  • Saunders Construction

Pictured are construction crews installing sanitary sewer pipe and related manholes in the Mountain View West Subdivision. These photos were taken on February 14, 2018.

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UPDATE: 2-12-18

The Town of Johnstown sent out a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Construction Manager/General Contractor for the Town’s new recreation center on January 25, 2018. The Town received eight responses to the RFQ from the following contractors listed below:

  • I2
  • Adolfsen Peterson
  • Alliance Construction
  • Fransen Pittman
  • JHL
  • PCL
  • Pinkard
  • Saunders

Request for Proposals (RFP) were sent to each of the contractors on February 12, 2018.


The developer hired a contractor to begin site work in anticipation of development of their property and the recreation site. The following photos of site preparation work were taken on January 11, 2018.

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