Whager Three LLC, the operators of Goldfish Swim Schools, are making waves in Yonkers as they seek approvals to open a new facility at 2422 Central Park Ave. The proposed site, covering approximately 0.90 acres, is a vacant building formerly occupied by Mount Sinai Doctors.
Goldfish Swim School has rapidly expanded since its inception in 2006 in Birmingham, Michigan. With its first franchise opening in 2009, the company now boasts 150 outlets across 34 states and Canada. The Yonkers venture is part of the ongoing growth strategy of the swim school chain.
The new school proposal
The existing 8,400-square-foot building on Central Park Ave. will undergo significant modifications. The aesthetic transformation of the building is a focal point of the proposed changes. The plans outline big changes to the exterior facade. Additionally, a new canopy, light fixtures, and signage will be added. The main entrance along Central Park Avenue will also be relocated to the rear of the building. This relocation comes with enhancements to ensure ADA compliance.
Changes are also planned to the parking area with the addition of three landscaped islands and a new trash enclosure. The number of parking spaces will therefore be reduced from 52 to 49 to accommodate these alterations.
Goldfish Swim School’s signature features like a heated pool, viewing gallery for parents, and a snack bar, are expected to be part of the Yonkers facility. Swimming instruction will be offered to both individuals and classes. Furthermore, the facility would allow for recreational swimming time as well as hosting parties and special events.
The proposal for the Goldfish Swim School on Central Park Avenue comes before the Yonkers Planning Board on February 14.