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Artspace Jackson Flats

Family Space in a Thriving Arts Community

901 18 1/2 Ave N.E., Minneapolis, MN, 55418

Jackson Flats

On-site Gallery

Resident Potter Rachel Vitko

Unit Living Room

Live/work Unit




View from the top floor



Artspace Jackson Flats was conceived by the Northeast Community Development Corporation (CDC) as a 41-unit affordable condominium development for artists. Northeast CDC spent years on market studies, design charrettes and artist interviews, but in 2008 the project stalled when the national real estate market collapsed. Early in 2009, Northeast CDC asked Artspace for help.

In partnership with Northeast CDC, Artspace recast the project as a 35-unit affordable rental housing project with more two- and three-bedroom units designed for artists with families. The $10 million project contains community space that tenants can use for exhibits, performances and other events.

Jackson Flats is a new four-story, 69,000-square-foot structure on what was a vacant site at the corner of 18th Avenue and Jackson Street. The site is one block west of Central Avenue, Northeast Minneapolis’ most important commercial and transit corridor, in a neighborhood with several large non-residential factories and warehouses that have filled up with artist studios and creative businesses over the last two decades. Interestingly, although Artspace has four operating projects in Minneapolis, Jackson Flats is the organization’s first residential project in its hometown.

Estimated Project Cost

$10 million

Development Partner

Northeast Community Development Corporation


UrbanWorks Architecture

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