Bids for the first phase of a Dickson County Family YMCA facility were recently opened and proposals are currently being reviewed by its board of directors. The 22,000-square-foot initial facility is planned for a site on Highway 46 across from The Renaissance Center. It originally was planned to be constructed behind the existing buildings in Crestview Park, but the site was moved to have more road frontage on Highway 46 after Crestview developers decided to expand the business complex with a new building. Knestrick Contractors of Nashville submitted the low bid at $3.16 million. The YMCA of Middle Tennessee has committed to a $2.5 million building program with local supporters planning to raise $1 million. So far that effort has generated a little more than $521,000, according to Dickson County Director Paul Pitney. The first phase of the local facility is to include a beginner wellness area, teaching kitchen, exercise space, cycling studio, nursery space, counseling rooms, locker rooms and indoor walking track. Future phases include indoor swimming facilities, a basketball play area and space for additional programming. Groundbreaking for the first phase could be held late this spring. The facility proposal will be heading to the Dickson Planning Commission for a concept review and the local YMCA board has contracted an independent company to conduct a follow-up survey to ensure the Y’s plans are in line with what potential members are wanting to see. That survey is expected to be conducted in the next two months.