The Monroe County Northwest YMCA is a 50,000 square foot state of the art facility which includes a pool, wellness center, gymnasium, and an IU Health Foot and Ankle office. The facility is located on Bloomington’s northwest side just south of Elletsville in a beautiful wooded area. Numerous walking paths and athletic fields surround the facility which also has plenty of room for expansion. One important feature of the site was the large number of karst features present. The YMCA facility and all associated roads and parking areas were located on the site in such a way that all of the karst features were able to be preserved and protected in conservation easements. Smith Brehob and Associates provided surveying, site design, landscape design, and construction staking services for the project [see photos].