Six government and education agencies that could be stakeholders in an Ames-based Healthy Life Center got a look Monday night at conceptual plans and a price tag for the project. Ames Parks and Recreation Director Keith Abraham says Ames voters could be asked to approve a $15 million bond issue to help pay for the more than $48 million facility. Mary Greeley Medical Center will be asked to make a $7 million committment, $3.5 from Heartland Senior Services, and $3 million from Story County. The $18 million balance will be raised from private sources. Former Ames mayor Ann Campbell and former ISU administrators Bev and Waren Madden will lead the fund-raising effort. The center would be built on land in west Ames owned by ISU.
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