The City of Hamilton, on the northern edge of the Cincinnati metro area, began using the arts for civic improvement in 1993, when the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts opened on the bank of the Great Miami River. In 2000, Ohio’s governor proclaimed Hamilton the “City of Sculpture” in recognition of the community’s large and growing collection of public sculpture.
In partnership with artists, politicians, neighborhood and philanthropic leaders, Artspace has adaptively reused and restored a historic building in downtown Hamilton into a mixed-use arts facility. The project rehabilitated two internally connected historic buildings, a 1900 French Renaissance masterpiece originally known as the Mehrum Building, and the 1913 Lindley Block. A 1970s remodel covered the original storefronts with a metal screen that was removed in Spring of 2013, thereby restoring these century-old edifices to their original appearance.
In addition to 42 units of affordable “live/work” space for artists and their families, the Artspace Hamilton Lofts project provides ground floor commercial space for creative businesses, gallery space for residents to showcase their artwork, and an outdoor seating patio for the residents. The project complements the rehabilitation activities occuring at the neighboring Mercantile Lofts and advances the city's downtown economic development efforts on High Street.
This project comes at a pivotal moment for the city of Hamilton. Recovering from decades of dis-interest, the city has many historic structures worthy of preserving and reusing. The City is deeply committed to revitalizing and energizing the historic downtown area and this mixed-use project will further Hamilton’s goal of redevelopment and animation.
The City of Hamilton
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Hamilton Community Foundation
Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton, Inc.
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• Spacious studio, one-, two- and three- bedroom live/work units ranging from 725 – 1,758 sq. ft.
• Open floor plans with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and durable surfaces
• In-unit washer and dryers
• Common Area Gallery/Exhibition Space
• Extra wide common area hallways for additional gallery exhibit space
• Outdoor patio space
• Lower level extra storage
• Off-site parking will be available for a fee
• Located near the Fitton Center for Creative Arts; Miami University - Hamilton campus, downtown shops, galleries and stores and other community amenities.
Artspace Hamilton Lofts is now accepting applications for afforadable live/work units for artists and their families.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come first-served basis, Bring your completed application and supporting materials for consideration. See application instructions and an application checklist below.
Applicants must meet income guidelines in order to qualify for a unit at Artspace Hamilton Lofts. See Rent & Income Limits document below.
Please call the management office at 513.795.5770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
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