Design, cost update for Ames Healthy Life Center

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.