Keystone Color Works

City of York, York County, PA

  • 2.2 acre site
  • 17,000 SF building footprint
  • Zoned: CBD, Central Business District

York City’s Northwest Triangle has long been one of the City’s more interesting development opportunities and this triangular building is no different. Built in 1873, Empire Car Works manufactured rail cars in the building, it then housed Keystone Farm Machine, which made farm equipment, and in 1919 Keystone Color Works began making wallpaper colors, mica, and paint in the unique space. Recently, the 140-year-old building underwent a major redevelopment, which turned the long vacant Keystone Color Works building into 29 luxury, loft-style apartments with amenities including free Wi-Fi, fitness rooms, and gated onsite parking. SDC consulted with the developers to breathe new life into this building in the City’s Northwest Triangle.

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