YMCA to demolish Woodsdale Park buildingWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo Board of Trustees voted to tear down its building at Woodsdale Park and turn it into green space.
“[The board decision was] based on the options we had available to us, or selling it or finding a viable alternative for the building. We’ve had zero interest from the community. As far as viable reuses there isn’t any that have come forward to us that the board feels comfortable with,” said Todd Tibbits, president and CEO of the YMCA and JCC of Great Toledo.
Tibbits said leaving a vacant building on Anthony Wayne Trail is not an option. The building was closed in December, but the organization has been unsuccessful in its efforts to sell the property.
The cost of keeping to building vacant is $165,000 annual, Tibbits said. The cost to demolish the property and parking lot is between $160,000 and $170,000.
The organization intends to begin the process of demolition soon, Tibbits said.
The YMCA is in discussions with the City of Toledo about possibilities of making the new green space part of the existing Woodsdale Park.
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