YMCA Completes Evaluation and Finalizes Purchase of Property for New Site in Downtown Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, has completed the evaluation and finalized the purchase of property located in the Gaviidae building at South Sixth Street and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, MN to build a new site downtown.
The new centrally located Minneapolis Downtown YMCA will better serve residents and the community; provide gathering space for community partners, nonprofits and social-good entrepreneurs; and offer collaborative work space for the Y team. The new Y is scheduled to be completed in early 2018.
“We are thrilled to have purchased a portion of Gaviidae to build a contemporary, collaborative and convening space to serve our growing and changing community,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. “In this new optimal location, the Y will continue to deliver on our promise to serve relentlessly with our community until all can thrive at each stage of life. We look forward to working together with our partners to offer programming and services to address the opportunity gap, community health, homelessness, job readiness, newcomer support and much more.”
About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established in 1856 in St. Paul, 160 years ago, and a decade later in Minneapolis, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region and western Wisconsin communities. The 27 Y locations and program sites, seven overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage nearly a quarter million men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit http://www.ymcatwincities.org.