Des Moines Area Community College and the YMCA of Greater Des Moines announced today that the YMCA will not partner to operate the recreation facility currently being constructed on the DMACC Ankeny campus. The two organizations had been in long-term discussions about the possibility. "After many discussions and months of effort, unfortunately we were unable to reach an agreement that worked for both parties," YMCA officials said in a release. "We were hopeful we could agree on terms because we believe the partnership would have had many positive benefits for the community. However, we wish DMACC the best as they move forward with this project." Y officials said they are committed to continuing the organization's services in Ankeny at its present facility. Read an earlier article about the proposed agreement