Bob Hoffman YMCA in Dover Township is slated for a significant overhaul, officials said Thursday.  

Officials at the Dover YMCA, located at 1705 Palomino Road, filed land development plans with the township for a 6,200-square-foot renovation in late 2019, said Jennifer Hockensmith, the executive director for the Bob Hoffman YMCA.

"We are very excited to be able to expand our branch," Hockensmith said.

Renovations will include a redesigned member services area, updated bathrooms and locker rooms, two additional meeting rooms, two group exercise classrooms, a multi-use room and office and storage space, Hockensmith said.

The YMCA's preschool classrooms will also be updated, along with the addition of a 2,050-square-foot cardio and weight room and increased parking to accommodate about 40 more spots. 

The $1 million in renovations will be funded through the organization's capital campaign fundraiser, which launched in 2018.

Before a building permit can be filed, the organization's land development plans must be approved first. It's unclear when construction will begin.

Hockensmith said she's most excited for the expansion of the YMCA's wellness center, which will feature natural lighting and an open floor plan.

"The addition of the group exercise classrooms will allow us to free up gym space and increase youth programs as well as provide more open recreation time," she added.

— Reach Tina Locurto at or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.

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