Apartments, retail space planned for former La Grange YMCA site
LA GRANGE – A YMCA facility will not be part of a new development on the site of the former Rich Port YMCA at Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road.
The YMCA of Metro Chicago announced Tuesday it accepted a roughly $9 million bid from Minneapolis-based Opus Development Company LLC for the property. Opus Vice President Jim Caesar said the company's plan includes a multi-family apartment building, retail space and a parking structure. But, a new YMCA facility will not be part of the deal.
"We kind of waited out the economy a little bit to see if things would get better … to see if we could raise the funds to build a YMCA on that corner," said Richard Malone, YMCA of Metro Chicago president and CEO, in a phone interview. "We're all very disappointed that that wasn't in the cards this time."