RIVERVIEW — A YMCA family facility in Riverview, complete with an aquatic center, basketball courts and multi-purpose fields, is set to open in April 2015 after earning the approval of the Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday.
The facility will be built on county-owned land next to Vance Vogel Park, near Big Bend Road and I-75. As part of the public-private, joint-use lease agreement, Hillsborough County will provide $2 million toward Phase 1 of the project, which includes three fields, a playground, picnic pavilion, a covered basketball court, parking and drainage improvements. The Tampa YMCA is responsible for the remaining $1.5 million.
The Tampa Y will fund the next two phases, which include an aquatics center, the main facility and additional parking — a total estimated cost of $8.5 million. It expects to complete the facility in the next three to five years.
Hillsborough County Public Utilities is in the process of delivering standardized trash containers as part of the transition to an automated trash pickup system going into effect Oct. 1.
During the next two months, residents will receive a 95-gallon container for trash and a 65-gallon container for recyclables. The county is on track, delivering 10,000 carts daily.
When residents receive their new cans, a bag of information attached to the side of the cart will tell them when automated pickup will begin in their area, what their collection days are and what their hauler's name and number are.
Residents should continue using their old cans until the start date listed on the new container. Because of the size and weight of the cans, haulers will not be able to service the new containers until the automated trucks are running through a neighborhood.
Residents who want to know when their new containers will arrive can call (813) 272-5680.
Caitlin Johnston, Times staff writer