KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

YMCA In Downtown SF Planning Renovation



Bookmark and Share

The building that sits on the corner of 11th Street and Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls. The building was there even before the downtown YMCA called it home 90 years ago. The majority of the south side of the building was built in the 1920's, and since then, it's seen it's fair share of renovations.

YMCA President/CEO Mike Gulick says, "Originally there was a dormitory, housing units, and gym and pool and as we expanded and as we added onto the base, added two pools, added a double gymnasium so it's kind of grown as the city grew."

It's the south side that the YMCA wants to focus on.

Gulick says, "So when you are out on Minnesota here, and you're looking at the building from the west to the east. Take that door go all the way to the north to where there's a youth entrance, that's the old section of the building."

The YMCA's President and CEO Mike Gulick says they plan on turning four floors into affordable housing. As many as 52 units would be available for those who qualify. But before the $6.8 million renovation can get underway, the South Dakota Housing Authority needs to approve it as a tax credit project.

"Now we wait until other projects and ours are considered and hopefully we get a nod," says Gulick.

If and when that happens, they'll be able to turn their attention to the north end.

Gulick says, "We're on the second level. The bottom level is the pools, then on this level, then on the top level is the two gymnasiums, running tracks, two racquetball courts, all that stays in tact, it just gets a facelift."

Built in the 1960's, Gulick says they would also need to do some renovations.

"When you have a space like this that's been added onto and has multiple stairs, I think the Y can do a much better job and reach many more people that have a disibility or have a hard time getting through the building," says Gulick.

Making sure the YMCA serves the community for 90 more years.

The South Dakota Housing Authority is expected to make it's decision in late April or early may. The YMCA says if the project isn't approved this year, there's always next year.

The YMCA serves more than 1,500 children and 3,500 adults in Sioux Falls.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

City Leaders Learn More About 'Ripple Effect'   story with video

Hundreds of thousands of dollars could be on the line, if it is determined ...

Fulton Woman's Death Not Suspicious

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Fulton woman. The body of 64 year old ...

SBA Reaches Out To Storm Victims  story with video

It's been over a month since powerful storms plowed through South Dakota and ...

City Inspecting Sump Pumps In SF Homes  story with video  Jul. 22

Sioux Falls Written Into Hit Television Show  story with video  Jul. 22

Wal-Mart Prepping for Sioux Falls Opening  Jul. 22

City Of Lead Establishes Parks Improvement Fund  Jul. 22

Rebels Release Bodies  story with video  Jul. 22

Rapid City Officials Say Campfire Started Blaze  Jul. 22

Terror Threats: 10 Years Later  story with video  Jul. 22

Fruit Sold At Sam's Club, Costco Recalled  Jul. 22

Update: RAGBRAI Rider Dies In Northern Iowa  Jul. 22

Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal New Year's Crash  Jul. 22

Sioux Falls Police, Fire Rescue Hiring  Jul. 22

ND Wants Specifics On Backlogged Grain Shipments  Jul. 22

Update: Pierre Swimming Pool Reopens After Evacuation  Jul. 22

Shannon County Name Change Proposal OK'd For Vote  Jul. 22

FX Series "Fargo" Will Be Set In Sioux Falls  Jul. 22

Dakotas Lead US In Economic Well-Being For Kids  Jul. 22

SD Gets Over $294K To Digitize Historic Newspapers  Jul. 22

Yankton Man Sentenced For Assaulting Girlfriend  Jul. 22

Lake Andres Man Sentenced To Prison On Meth Charge  Jul. 22

Obama Declares Disaster For MN Counties  Jul. 22

Peach Festival Comes To Yankton Trail Park  story with video  Jul. 22

Co. Commission Has Own Plan For Van Eps  story with video  Jul. 21

Arc Of Dreams To Be Built In Downtown SF  story with video  Jul. 21

Finding Relief From Shirt-Soaking Humidity  story with video  Jul. 21

Potential Dangers Of Stick Figure Decals  story with video  Jul. 21

Woman's Body Found In Brule County  Jul. 21

Men Sentenced In Case Involving Ex-USD Athletes  Jul. 21

Crop Conditions Good Despite Week With Little Rain  Jul. 21

Putin Under Pressure  story with video  Jul. 21

RAGBRAI Riders Endure Summer's Hottest Days  Jul. 21

Lance Armstrong Named Grand Marshal For Sturgis Ride  Jul. 21

Sac County Jail Inmate Attempts Escape  Jul. 21

Man Dies In Sioux Falls Industrial Accident  Jul. 21

KDLT News Archive
     

Woman's Body Found In Brule County

Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was ...

Stolen Guns, Drugs Found During Traffic Stop

Four Brandon teens are facing drug charges after a ...

Man Dies In Sioux Falls Industrial Accident

A Sioux Falls man is dead after an accident at a concrete ...

Potential Dangers Of Stick Figure Decals  story with video  Jul. 21

Lance Armstrong Named Grand Marshal For Sturgis Ride  Jul. 21

Volin Woman Dies In Motorcycle Accident  Jul. 21

FX Series "Fargo" Will Be Set In Sioux Falls  Jul. 22

Co. Commission Has Own Plan For Van Eps  story with video  Jul. 21

KDLT News Archive
     

Donohue's 67 highlights final day at State Junior Golf

University of Arizona bound Max Donohue of Sioux Falls fired a blistering ...

Tuesday's Legion Region recap  story with video

Watertown and Brookings will meet Wednesday in the winner's bracket of Region 1-A in Watertown with the winner ...

SDSU names Wood new softball coach

South Dakota State director of athletics Justin Sell announced on Tuesday ...

Birds fall at St. Paul  Jul. 21

Tough day for Spirit Lake and Lemars at state softball  story with video  Jul. 21

Ed Moses sets example for local swimmers  story with video  Jul. 21

Madison Tops Dell Rapids Twice For Region Title  story with video  Jul. 20

Dakota Schoolers Win Pentagon Summer Slam  story with video  Jul. 20

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top