Groundbreaking is Scheduled for Fall 2018;
Target Date for Completion is Spring 2020


(Indian Land, SC – June 04, 2018) CrossRidge Center (“CrossRidge”) and the Upper Palmetto YMCA (the “YMCA”) signed an agreement for the purchase of land to build a world-class YMCA facility in the Lancaster County panhandle. The announcement was made by Ben Cerullo, COO of CrossRidge Center, and Frank “Moe” Bell, CEO of the Upper Palmetto YMCA. The agreement calls for the YMCA to purchase 15+ acres for construction of the project.

“We could not be happier to welcome the YMCA to Indian Land!” Cerullo said. “As the anchor of CrossRidge Center, the Y perfectly complements our vision to create a Live-Work-Play community.”

“From the beginning, our goal has been to build a beautiful and functional campus that would serve the people throughout greater Lancaster County. We have worked toward that goal by providing soccer fields for our young people, an auditorium for local schools, as well as meeting spaces for neighborhood groups and civic organizations. We know that the YMCA will be a first-class project and a credit to Lancaster County; it will offer area residents and businesses a health and wellness complex that will be second to none.”

“This is an exciting announcement for everyone associated with the Upper Palmetto YMCA, but particularly for the people of this community,” Bell said. “Lancaster County is experiencing unprecedented growth. We felt that it was the right time to build an extensive YMCA campus to serve families throughout the region.”

Bell continued, “When we began the exploratory process, we were looking for property that would give us the opportunity to develop our full vision. We needed a location that provided the type of access and visibility demanded by a project of this scope. We found the perfect location at CrossRidge. Once complete, this location will offer Carolinians one of the finest YMCA campuses in the country, with amenities that include a climate-controlled walking track, gymnasium, indoor pool, afterschool childcare center, athletic fields and more. In addition, fundraising efforts will begin soon, allowing construction of a state-of-the-art water park.”

Central to this announcement is the support the project has received from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “This project is being funded by a special loan provided by the USDA,” Bell explained. “As part of their commitment to serve communities across the country, the USDA has been eager to help the Upper Palmetto YMCA and ensure the project’s success. Their support has been indispensable.”

With a focus of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and wellbeing, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

With a new branch in Indian Land, the YMCA will further its mission and focus to those that are not currently served by a YMCA. With the community’s assistance, the UPYMCA will be able to offer financial assistance to individuals and families in need. It will also allow funding for programs such as LiveStrong, a 12 week program for cancer survivors, at no cost to the participant, to heal and reclaim their health.

Bell said that groundbreaking for the YMCA complex tentatively is planned for fall 2018. Additional details will be announced at that time. “We anticipate that the facility will be completed and open to the public in 2020.”

Pictured: (L to R) From CrossRidge Development – Melissa Prince, VP (and 2019 Chair of the Lancaster Chamber); Ben Cerullo, COO; From YMCA – Frank “Moe” Bell, CEO; Toby Chrisley, Board Chair; and Erika Bell, COO. Cerullo and Bell execute contract for the Upper Palmetto’s newest YMCA at CrossRidge Center in Indian Land, SC.



About The Upper Palmetto YMCA
The YMCA is a 501c3, non-profit organization whose cause is to build community with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Upper Palmetto YMCA serves York, Chester and Lancaster counties in South Carolina with 14 branches, YMCA Camp Cherokee and hundreds of programs. The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

About CrossRidge Development
Located on 170 acres just minutes from Charlotte, CrossRidge Center serves the growing communities of Indian Land, Fort Mill and Lancaster County in South Carolina as well as Charlotte, Waxhaw and Weddington in North Carolina. Anchored by the Upper Palmetto YMCA multiplex (under construction), the master plan features a live/work/play environment that includes a class-A business park, gated residential community, retail establishments, walking trails, greenways, and more!