I’m happy to share some exciting news with you. As you may have heard, the board of directors of YWCA St. Paul is exploring ways to transform our property at 375 Selby Avenue. We wanted to keep you up to date on the process.
The site has served us well for many years, but our facilities are becoming outdated and in need of significant renovation. We are fortunate to own a large property in the community we serve. We are seeking partners to redevelop the site to include a new Health and Fitness Center (HFC), office work space and program space. We are interested in hearing ideas that are consistent with our mission including the possibility a combination of additional uses, such as housing, parking or retail.
YWCA St. Paul is committed to remaining a resource for the community and we look forward to seeing the ideas that developers bring to us.
This is the culmination of a market study and board task force work that began in 2017 to identify ways for the YWCA to continue to serve the needs of our community. Many HFC members and community members participated in the study. The study told us that our community would support a larger, more comprehensive YWCA health and fitness center and updated services in our Cathedral Hill neighborhood.
We are actively reaching out to stakeholders to let them know we are going forward with this plan and that we will engage the community as the project moves forward.
The next step is to see what potential partners bring to us. We plan to review proposals this spring. We will keep you up to date as the process moves forward.
Gaye Adams Massey, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA St. Paul