Repurposing an Institution
The Downtown YMCA in Cleveland served thousands over the years and was a landmark downtown. The building is gorgeous, but in order to serve a new purpose, the new owners had to have a unique vision and think outside the box. The new owners decided that it would make a great living space for students at Cleveland State University because of its proximity to the school. The irony is that the Cleveland Institute of Technology of the YMCA was founded in 1921, and that would later become the foundation for CSU itself. Coming full circle means renovation, and that’s where Cleveland Building Restoration stepped up to the challenge.