Development project will close parking lot near Y at the Athenaeum. Other parking options available.

Your parking experience at the YMCA at the Athenaeum is important to us, and some changes are coming soon.

Starting Saturday, Feb. 1 the parking lot on the east side of the YMCA at the Athenaeum will be closed for approximately 18 months for the construction of an exciting new development project.

New development to benefit Mass Ave neighborhood

Construction will begin in December on a mixed-use development that will include retail space, apartments and an interior parking garage. It will provide a vibrant reuse of the current parking lot to benefit the entire neighborhood. The current surface lot owned by the Athenaeum Foundation will close for the construction. When finished, the YMCA will have designated parking in the new garage.

block 20 development
A rendering of the Block 20 development next to the Athenaeum

Alternative parking options for YMCA Members

During construction, free three-hour parking will be available to YMCA while using the YMCA at the Athenaeum facility. This parking option is located in the Old National Centre North lot directly behind the English Foundation building just two blocks away. A specialty YMCA parking tag will be needed before parking in this lot and can be collected at the member services desk of the YMCA at the Athenaeum.

There are also several nearby parking options for members and guests coming to the YMCA. Please see below for a list of nearby parking options and their locations.

Nearby Parking Lots and Indoor Garages:

Nearby Metered Street Parking:

  • E. Michigan St., including across the street from the Y at the Athenaeum
  • N. New Jersey St.
  • Mass Ave.
  • N. East St.

Other Options:

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Thank you for your patience during construction. Please check our website, FacebookInstagramTwitter, and your inbox for updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at 317.685.9705.