Walnut Hills residents who want to keep a YMCA facility open in their neighborhood have until today to respond to a deal that will do that.
A couple Cincinnati Council Members worked on the agreement with YMCA officials.
Wendell Young said it keeps the Melrose Y open for two more years with additional hours and funding.
In 2015, the community can take over the facility if it doesn't like the Y's plan for it.
Some members of the Melrose YMCA in Walnut Hills are asking Cincinnati officials to help restore hours at the facility.
About two dozen speakers, including Victoria Evans, voiced their concerns Wednesday to the weekly City Council meeting.
Construction could begin next year on a $25 million plan to renovate the YMCA facility at the corner of Central Parkway and Elm in downtown Cincinnati.
Officials say it will do several things including transforming the Y's exercise facilities and keeping its regional headquarters in the building.
Bobby Maly with the Model Group made a presentation Monday to a City Council Committee.
He said his company will be working on the upper stories of the structure.