The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is transferring ownership of the old Richard E. Lindner YMCA, located at 2039 Sherman Avenue to the City of Norwood. City leaders and the Y agreed to the transfer after several months of negotiations and collaborative work. The Y closed as a health and wellness facility in September 2020 and most recently has been operating as a COVID-19 testing location. The facility includes indoor and outdoor pools, a gymnasium, wellness center, and various classrooms.
“This is an exciting new chapter for Norwood, as we move forward with plans to repurpose the site to benefit the community,” said Victor Schneider, Mayor with the City of Norwood. “We appreciate the generosity of the Y in making this transfer possible and we look forward to announcing specific plans for the site very soon.”
“The Y’s generosity will ensure this building will serve the community for years to come.” Norwood Councilmember James Bonsall said. “We will be seeking feedback from engaged citizens as we move forward to utilize this site for the benefit of the community.”
“The Richard E. Lindner YMCA has served the community well over the years, and we look forward to supporting and transforming the community moving forward,” said President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Jorge Perez. “We will continue to work with the City of Norwood and community members to provide services to help strengthen children and families, address racial inequity, and foster lifelong learning.”
Perez also announced that City of Norwood residents may join any YMCA of Greater Cincinnati location at a discounted rate in 2021. For a listing of locations, visit the website MyY.org.