THE Market Street Revitalization Project
Decades ago, West Market Street - a main streetscape in York, flourished - served as a busy center for working, shopping, living, and entertainment. Sadly, several of the downtown buildings that once bustled with activity have sat vacant and deteriorating, adding blight and decay to the historically rich York City community.
Through the Market Street Revitalization Project, RSDC is helping York rebuild the West Market Street corridor, carrying out extensive renovation of some of the City's most prominent buildings.
25-27 West Market Street
F.W. Woolworth Department Store
44-50 West Market Street
Former Weis Market
1071 South Edgar Street
Former Haines Hotel
7 West Philadelphia Street
The Doll Building
337 West Market Street
The Haines Building
101 East Market Street
9 REVI Flats
This large storefront, located at the busiest intersection in Downtown York - West Market Street and South Beaver Street -.was the home of Weinbrom Jewelers for more than 40 years. Today, this corner is once again bustling, with six new retail spaces, including Isaac's on the Fly. The second floor of the building offers four flats and four loft style apartments. Many elements of the original building were preserved during the renovation. Mezzanines which were originally part of a nightclub space were re-purposed to create the upper level of the lofts and leaded glass, visible along Beaver Street, was restored.
Insurance Services United
This East Market Street building, home to Bailey Travel Service for more than 30 years, was renovated for the new office of Insurance Services United with bright spaces and a unique conference room.
The Hamilton Building
31 South Duke Street
A blighted three-story row home on South Duke Street now boasts several studio and one-bedroom apartments, complete with modern amenities, including stainless steel appliances..
Offices of RSDC
This building on South Duke Street, close to our roots in the Royal Square District. previously served as commercial restaurant space. Today it is our proud Downtown Headquarters.
56 South Duke Street
This South Duke Street location boasts 2,000 s.f. of commercial space and currently operates as a reclaimed furniture store with unique items, and as a studio for three local artists.
120 East King Street
What was once a blighted row home on East King Street is now a bright retail space with living quarters above.
18 South George Street
This large building has been part of the South George Street landscape since the 1900s and has been the home of countless businesses throughout the years. The interior of the building was updated with new flooring and fresh paint in all common areas, giving it a more modern look. Upgraded lighting also serves to make the space feel open and inviting.
Historic Downtown York Train Station
This building on East North Street once served as York's transportation hub, It was recently renovated and is now serves as the State Representative's office.
121 North Beaver Street
This historic townhouse was renovated to create a unique two-unit apartment building with modern amenities. The second floor bay window was completely restored as part of the project.
Didi & Smiling John's Barber Shop & Salon
This 3,200 sq. ft. historic mansion on South Duke Street now serves as a barber shop, food production garden and three bedroom apartment.
Redeux Vintage and Handmade Marketplace
This South Duke Street building is remembered by many in York as C.B. "Red" Klinedinst's store., which opened in 1909. When the store closed in 2012, the space was developed into a 3,000 sq. ft., 30-vendor retail marketplace.
57 West Market Street
National House Porch Restoration
This historic building became part of Downtown York in 1828. Since then, it has undergone many transformations, eventually being restored to its original design in the 1980s. The wood porches had deteriorated over the years and were replaced with new fiberglass and composite materials. These materials are expected to last twice as long as the previous wood decking, while preserving the buildings 19th century appearance.
The former Police Heritage Museum on West Market Street now operates as a classic arcade. The lunch counter from the former F.W. Woolworth store was reused to create the front desk.
101 South Duke Street
This building on South Duke Street, which was formerly a law office, now operates as 2,000 sq.ft. restaurant and cafe space.
Royal Square Parking Lots
Several blighted buildings on South Duke Street were demolished to create 8,000 sq. ft. of parking and green space for the residents and businesses located in the Royal Square District.
Previously Bond Sanitary Products, and situated on the corner of King and Queen Streets in the Royal Square District, The Bond hosts Central PA.’s first industrial event space, with exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and natural light from tall glass windows.