It's about seven months from opening, the floors are still being poured and windows put in place.
"This is absolutely gorgeous," said Sarah Folmar, she's obviously impressed.
She's the director of the Danville Y-M-C-A, and has been a part of planning this new building since the beginning. Today she took me on a tour.
"This is going to be our aquatic center. It's going to be at lease 30 percent larger than our current facility. It's a six lane pool," Folmar said.
There's a new child watch area for kids to hang out while their parents exercise.
And a space for after school programs.
Then there's the gym.
"We'll be able to pull a curtain across the center and have two activities going on at once."
Upstairs the space continues to impress.
"This is our wellness center. It is four times the size of our current wellness center," Folmar said.
This is where members use free weights, do cardio, and nearly everything involved with working out all while looking across the Dan River towards downtown Danville.
"We've got all glass windows overlooking the gorgeous Dan River and downtown it's really going to be an amazing view," Folmar said.
But with that comes challenges, especially on this site.
"There were old mills here and so you had debris we uncovered during construction but the biggest problem was the rock. We spent almost $800,000 blasting rock," said the project manager for the site.
Before his crews poured the foundation, they already spent over one million dollars clearing the land.
But YMCA staff say it's worth it.
"As Danville continues to grow and develop, this is a very complementary piece to go with it's progress," said Dustin Whittle, the Membership and Marketing Director at the Y.
In the end it's expected to look like this with a staff twice the size it is now when it opens this summer.