Downtown day care building demolished

The outer walls come crashing down of a building 2 W. Main St. Photo by Evelyn Rupert.

The outer walls of a building at 2 W. Main St. come crashing down. Photo by Evelyn Rupert.

Demolition is in full swing on a building at West Main and North Foushee streets.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is tearing down its 3,440-square-foot day care center at 2 W. Main St.

The site is located a block away from the organization’s downtown headquarters at 8 W. Franklin St., where it has plans to expand its day care center in order to cater to a rising number of families in the city.

The organization was granted a building permit for the work on the Main Street building in December. SB Cox Inc. is the general contractor.

City records show that the YMCA purchased the property in 1988 for $285,000. The building was constructed in 1960.

Charlotte Dean, the Y’s communications director, said the property will be turned into a parking lot that will provide 17 additional spaces for members.

Note: This story was updated from its original version to include Dean’s response, which was received after the story was posted.

The outer walls come crashing down of a building 2 W. Main St. Photo by Evelyn Rupert.

The outer walls of a building at 2 W. Main St. come crashing down. Photo by Evelyn Rupert.

Demolition is in full swing on a building at West Main and North Foushee streets.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is tearing down its 3,440-square-foot day care center at 2 W. Main St.

The site is located a block away from the organization’s downtown headquarters at 8 W. Franklin St., where it has plans to expand its day care center in order to cater to a rising number of families in the city.

The organization was granted a building permit for the work on the Main Street building in December. SB Cox Inc. is the general contractor.

City records show that the YMCA purchased the property in 1988 for $285,000. The building was constructed in 1960.

Charlotte Dean, the Y’s communications director, said the property will be turned into a parking lot that will provide 17 additional spaces for members.

Note: This story was updated from its original version to include Dean’s response, which was received after the story was posted.

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Tim Parker
Tim Parker
7 years ago

Great another parking lot in this area. I was really hoping we would start to see all of the parking lots in Monroe Ward start to fill in, not create more of them. I really think businesses like the YMCA and the Jefferson who have quite a few parking lots in the area should invest in a parking garages as to not take up so much real estate in the heart of the city.