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YWCA Urban Sports Center

2121 Lake Street East

The complex consists of a Community Center and an Urban Sports Center/Indoor Field House. The 90,000 square foot Community Center features an aquatic facility with a six-lane pool, gymnasium, a certified child care center and multi-purpose rooms for community activities and meetings. The 50,00 square foot Urban Sport Center provides space for Minneapolis Public Schools physical education classes and sports activities and includes a four-lane, 200-meter indoor running track.

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Developer: YWCA / Minneapolis Public Schools
Type of Financing:

$11,000,000 Private support

$4,000,000 Minnesota State Bonding

$2,025,000 Minneapolis School District

$860,000 Youth Build/Youth Initiative 

$716,017 City of Minneapolis Community Development Block Grant funds

$662,000 Hennepin County

$300,000 Youth Coordinating Board (YCB)

City Investment:

$1,075,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds (Corcoran, Longfellow, Powderhorn Park)

$300,000 Community Economic Development Funds (CEDF)

$90,000 In-kind services

$30,000 Nonprofit Development Assistance funds

Total Development Cost:  $21,185,000
Building Size: 140,000 square feet
Jobs:  132 new jobs
Start Construction:  1999
End Construction: Summer 2000
Mixed-Use:  90,000 square feet of social services; 50,000 square feet for sports center

April 2000

Last updated Jun. 8, 2012