Columbus Downtown Development Corp. in talks to buy historic YMCA building

The YMCA of Central Ohio and the Columbus Downtown Development Corp. (CDDC) are negotiating a deal for the CDDC to buy the historic Downtown YMCA building at 40 W. Long Street, Columbus Business First reports. The YMCA said the building, which opened in 1924, “is too costly to maintain,” according to the article. YMCA CEO Tony Collins said his organization chose to work with the CDDC instead of a private developer because “[w]e believe this is an entity that has the community in mind.” CDDC has been a driver of the Scioto Mile, Columbus Commons, and the ongoing “$250 million mixed-use project currently rising at the Scioto Peninsula and 100 affordable housing units being constructed at Topiary Park.” For more, read the full article (subscription may be required).

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