The Historic Y is located at the southeast corner of University and 5th Avenue. Tenants have one of two addresses depending on where they are located in the building:
300 E. University Blvd. or
738 N. Fifth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
Studio Y is located around the corner from The Historic Y at
650 N. Sixth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
The Historic Y and Studio Y enjoy one of the most desirable locations to work in the heart of Tucson. Located in the historic West University neighborhood, The Historic Y is one block from vibrant and bustling Fourth Avenue and 1/2 mile from the University of Arizona and Main Gate Square to the east and Downtown Tucson to the south. Featuring over 100 locally owned and operated dining, drinking, shopping and entertainment options within a short walk or bike ride away, Fourth Avenue offers the most unique, diverse and eclectic urban street scene anywhere in the Greater Tucson Area.
Being so centrally located, we encourage people to walk, bike or take public transportation whenever possible.
Tucson’s Modern Streetcar
The Historic Y is served by a modern streetcar linking Fourth Avenue to Downtown and the Mercado District to the south and west and the U of A and University Medical Center to the east and north. The nearest stops are two blocks east on University at Third Avenue and one block east and 1-1/2 blocks south on Fourth Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets. Fare, route and schedule information can be found at www.suntran.com.
There are several bike racks around the building, including between the sidewalk and street along Fifth Avenue, in front of the entrance to the Paulo Freire Freedom School on University, and in the Courtyard. We encourage people to use a U-Lock when locking to these racks.
Tucson’s Tugo bike share program extends from the Mercado District and downtown to the U of A and Medical Center. Passes include pricing options of $18/month, $80/year or pay-as-you-go ($1 to unlock and $0.25 per minute) and may be downloaded on your smartphone. More information at www.tugobikeshare.com
The Historic Y was originally built in 1930 and through creative adaptive re-use, remains one of the most significant civic buildings in the West University / Fourth Avenue area. We invite you to enjoy all that we have to offer by properly preparing for your visit and respecting our residential neighbors while you are here.
Arriving by car
The main approaches to The Historic Y by car are from Speedway, 3 blocks to the north, 6th Street, 3 blocks to the south, Stone and Sixth Avenues, 1 and 3 blocks respectively to the west, and Euclid, 6 blocks to the east.
Parking around The Historic Y
The Historic Y has a first-come first served parking lot for about 20 cars (including one designated disabled accessible space) behind the building, accessed from Herbert Avenue. There are also 14 parking spaces around the building that are reserved for specific tenants typically during business hours. Visitors to The Historic Y may park in these spaces outside of reserved hours. There is a 15-minute delivery space next to the courtyard entrance on University.
There are various parking restrictions throughout the neighborhood including many blocks with time-restricted, metered, or resident-only parking. Please make sure you read all posted signs before parking. Please note parking is allowed during business hours across from The Historic Y on Fifth Avenue however no parking is allowed across from The Historic Y on University.
Tenants of The Historic Y are eligible to purchase permits to park in shared parking zones within the residential neighborhood surrounding The Historic Y and Studio Y. Annual permits (as of August 2022) are $120 and available from Park Tucson. If you are a tenant and interested in a subsidized rate, please email here.
Additional parking for Rogue Theatre performances is provided in a parking lot across from The Historic Y accessed from Herbert Avenue. Signs and parking lot attendants are provided to assist patrons.