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Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 14:06
by Jay9398
It's for sale. Please oh please oh please don't let First Baptist scoop it up.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/09/ymca-to-sell-its-downtown-building/

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 14:21
by LongonBigD
Jay9398 wrote:It's for sale. Please oh please oh please don't let First Baptist scoop it up.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/09/ymca-to-sell-its-downtown-building/


Posted on the day of T Boone's death.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 15:26
by MC_ScattCat
I'd love for a super tall at this location. Right smack dab in the middle of downtown. It would look great at this location surrounded by all the other tall buildings. Maybe I've spent too much time in LA.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 15:28
by cowboyeagle05
More likely it would be Joule owner Tim Headington since he already owns most of the parking lots next door. He might even flip the building into a high-end gym/spa until he needs the land for more redevelopment.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 12 Sep 2019 14:55
by lakewoodhobo
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local ... 3e65342fa3

"We are committed to honoring and maintaining the T. Boone Pickens namesake and having a YMCA presence in the Downtown Dallas area," the statement said.


This can mean a number of things, but it's good to know this is more of a move than a closure. No clue where or when, though.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 13 Sep 2019 14:05
by Tnexster
^Heard yesterday it could be anywhere from 2-5 years but definitely not far from where they are now.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 14 Sep 2019 11:09
by cowboyeagle05
If they want some "cheap" land they need to move quick Downtown value is shifting quickly. Old DMN HQ will be more valuable if the high-speed rail station gets built. Uber moving to Deep Ellum means all those empty lots along Ceaser Chavez and Pearl could seem some action maybe even the Spire land is more valuable now between the Arts District and exploding Deep Ellum.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 10 Dec 2019 14:46
by Tnexster
Don't know how long it has been up but happened to notice a proposed rezoning sign up in the window at the entrance today.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 10 Dec 2019 23:29
by dukemeredith
I’ve noticed that sign, too, for at least three weeks. No clue whether that means plans are in process or if they are simply preparing for future redevelopment at a yet-to-be-determined time.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Dec 2019 09:17
by cowboyeagle05
I would imagine they are getting zoning in place for however they are marketing the site. Having zoning already done means the developer of a said future project doesn't have to waste time arguing with the city about what he is going to build but rather smaller details.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Dec 2019 14:07
by Tnexster
Took a picture of the sign which has one of those little scan boxes on it, immediately linked to the city website and it looks like this is nothing more than an application for the Charter School renewal which makes me think nothing is going to happen here for a while unless they deny the extension.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Dec 2019 15:09
by Cbdallas
Charter School.......snoooooze.

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Posted: 11 Dec 2019 15:28
by cowboyeagle05
False alarm everyone, go back to staring at the top of Amili Fountain place.