Back in 2008, the Anthony Bowen YMCA at 14th and W, along with the storefronts on 14th street, closed for a new development, 14W. Then the recession happened and the project stalled. Apparently it will start back up again, but I haven’t noticed any work on the site since this announcement was made late last month.
The plan is still for a new YMCA facility along with 231 housing units and 12,000 square feet of retail. We’ll see when this work gets started, but I at least give props to Perseus, the developer, for keeping the site in decent condition while their construction stalled.