In September 2010 the ExxonMobil YMCA began construction on a 12,000 sq. ft. facility located on 2.8 acres of land at Howell Place in North Baton Rouge, LA. The site, donated by Howell Place developer Richard Preis, is part of a 200-acre plot of north Baton Rouge land located at I-110 and Harding Boulevard that has been transformed from unused acreage to a business park. It is home to various businesses including, Baton Rouge Surgical Hospital, Hilton Garden Inn, Microtel Inn, Marriott Spring Hill Suites, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Burger King, IHOP, Country Kitchen, Sonic Drive-In Restaurant, Foot Surgical Center and Howell Place Dialysis Center. This new facility allows the YMCA to fulfill its mission of building “Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities” for the North Baton Rouge Community. The YMCA of the Capital Area currently has 28,894 members and serves an additional 100,000 people through programs in the community. With the addition of this facility, the YMCA has the unique capacity to address many of the challenges facing the community today, helping to nurture the potential of youth and teens, improve health and well-being and provide opportunities to support neighbors.