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Today, York Street Yards is a hub for community and connection.

But ours is just the latest chapter in the story of this campus. Our history spans decades, echoing the spirit of innovation and resilience that has shaped the city’s identity. 

Established in 1942

From Military Hub to Creative Haven

In 1942, as the world grappled with World War II, York Street Yards emerged as the Denver Medical Depot, a vital U.S. Army facility tasked with storing and distributing medical supplies and equipment. Its brick-and-timber structures, erected with remarkable speed and efficiency, stood as a testament to the nation’s determination. 

Over the years, the depot’s role evolved, adapting to the changing needs of the city and the world. It served as a storage facility for various government agencies, a hub for manufacturing and distribution, and even a training ground for the Peace Corps. 

Original brick & Timber
Designed by Temple Buell

A Transformation Rooted in Preservation

In 2014, York Street Yards embarked on a new chapter, undergoing a meticulous transformation into a thriving center for innovation and creativity. The project, guided by a deep respect for the site’s rich heritage, sought to preserve the architectural integrity of the original buildings while infusing them with modern amenities to support today’s tenants. 

The result is a harmonious blend of industrial charm and contemporary design, where the past and present intertwine seamlessly. The once utilitarian warehouses have been reimagined as flexible workspaces, fostering a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators. 

An Innovative Community

A Legacy of Innovation and Community

York Street Yards stands today as a symbol of Denver’s ability to reinvent itself while paying homage its past. Its transformation embodies the essence of progress. This is a place where history and innovation converge to create a dynamic hub for the future.