Minneapolis-based organization Artspace is helping a Chicago community with a rich and interesting history build for a new phase in its collective life.
Pullman Artspace Lofts, which celebrated the topping off of new construction this week in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s far South Side, will provide affordable living and working space for artists and their families in 38 units. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) supported the project, and SNF representatives attended the topping-off ceremony.
New construction, designed in keeping with the aesthetics of the area, fills a previously vacant lot bookended by two properties also being renovated as part of the project. Pullman, whose historic district is designated as a National Monument, was the first planned industrial community in the United States.
Using tools from the world of real estate, Artspace helps communities imagine a future to which artists are central and in which housing is affordable. SNF previously provided support for the Bell Artspace Campus in New Orleans.