Northrup King Residential Subdivision Project Plans
Northrup King Residential is an adaptive reuse project of historic industrial buildings located within the intersection of the Northeast Arts District and a historic industrial corridor. The project will redevelop three vacant buildings into 84 units of affordable housing, ranging from 30% – 80% AMI, for low-income artists and their families, and 8,120 square feet of commercial space for creative businesses. Unit mix includes 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units. Residential units will be designed with open layouts, durable surfaces, large doors, wide hallways and many with high ceilings and large windows to accommodate a variety of creative activities, all while preserving historic elements of the buildings. Units will be available to income-qualifying artists.
These buildings will require substantial renovation of windows, flooring, plumbing, electrical, heating, and elevators to be occupiable. Additional site work needs include environmental remediation, infrastructure improvements to the water and sewer utilities, and storm drainage systems for the parking lots. Project plans also include community gathering areas, outdoor programmable arts engagement, plaza and walking trails, pedestrian and bike connections, and child play areas. No new buildings will be constructed as a part of this development.
The six currently occupied buildings are home to over 300 artists, small businesses and non-profit organizations. These buildings will be maintained as their current use. Three buildings on the northwest corner of the property are currently unoccupied. Artspace is exploring several light-industrial and creative sector uses for these buildings. Ultimately, Artspace plans to identify tenants with significant square footage needs (10,000sf+) to fully activate all floors and complement the improvements and activation elsewhere on the campus.