The New Downtown YMCA Replacement: When?

Proposed New Downtown YMCA

Forwarded by a helpful reader: an email from the Downtown Y that includes the above image of the new Downtown YMCA. The new building is planned for a site that’s just a knight’s jump away from the current 1941 building on Louisiana St., which is now slated for demolition.

The new site is on the block bordered by Travis, Milam, Pease, and Jefferson — currently a surface parking lot. However, the YMCA email says “a new location has not been purchased.” So can y’all please keep quiet about this so the sellers don’t raise their price and ruin the whole deal?

The image comes with a clear message about the building’s schedule, too! The email has a slightly looser concept of “now”: “Doors are scheduled to open,” it says, “by the end of 2010.”

After the jump, more images of the proposed new building . . . from Kirksey’s website.


Kirksey lists the building as the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA. The images are far more sketchy than the rendering the YMCA is passing around:

Proposed Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA, Designed by Kirksey