City leaders unveiled a surprise twist to the design for Reynoldsburg’s new YMCA community center June 28 when they unveiled final renderings for the project.

A new partner has been added to the venture – OhioHealth - which will lease 13,000 square feet of the building for use by primary-care doctors.

In fact, 13,000 square feet are being added to the building, bringing it to a total of 70,000 square feet instead of the 57,000 square feet in the original design.

Hugh Thornhill, president of OhioHealth Physicians Group, said the primary-care practice at 2014 Baltimore-Reynoldsburg Road with an OhioHealth Urgent Care will be moved to the front edge of the new Reynoldsburg YMCA community center. He said the urgent care facility will remain at its current location.

“Our goal for the space at the YMCA is to have room not only for our primary care doctors to see patients, but for a rotating specialty care practice,” Thornhill said.

For more on the city’s plans for its new community center, read the July 5 edition of ThisWeek Reynoldsburg News and check with