The council has also referred the issue of discounting building fees for non-profits to a study committee to research the law and develop a uniform policy.
The 170 Main St. property was originally home to the Griffin-White Home for Men. YMCA of the North Shore bought the building more than a decade ago, changed the name to the Wadleigh House and continued to operate it as a home for low-income men until time caught up with the structure. Instead of trying to rehabilitate it, the YMCA decided to demolish it and start over.
The Wadleigh House units will be in addition to 52 single-room units the YMCA offers at its main location at 81 Winter St.