The Long Island Village of Patchogue began a renaissance in the 1990s when artists and creative businesses leased many of the vacant Main Street storefronts and the beautiful Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts was renovated. Housing for artists was the missing piece of this renaissance, so in 2006 Patchogue engaged Artspace to conduct development work that led to the Artspace Patchogue Lofts, a new mixed-use project in the heart of downtown.
Completed in 2011, Artspace Patchogue Lofts includes 45 units of affordable live/ work housing for artists and their families plus nearly 2,500 square feet of retail space on the street level.
Civic leaders view Terry Street as a bridge between the commercial district along Main Street and the growing community of market-rate and affordable multi-family housing nearby. For Patchogue, the Artspace project represents both economic development and the opportunity to strengthen a growing arts community.
Thanks to a MetLife Foundation grant, Artspace was able to add solar panels to the building’s roof. Over time, these panels should significantly lower the project’s operating costs.
Hamilton Houston Lownie ArchitectsGary D. Cannella Associates
Raymond James Tax Credit FundCapital One BankNew York State Homes and Community RenewalSuffolk CountyVillage of Patchogue
Dolan Family FoundationClare Rose FoundationKnapp Swezey FoundationMetLife Foundation
“Patchogue proved the skeptics wrong by making Artspace work. It takes an incredible amount of work, collaboration and cooperation (and sometimes manipulation) but it can be done, as Patchogue proved.”— Editorial Board, Long Island Advance
Newly constructed in 2011, Artspace Patchogue Lofts features 45 affordable live/work units for artists and their families. Units are spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom lofts ranging from 650 to 1,200 square feet,
Open floor plansHigh ceilingsDurable surfacesCommunity space with adjacent community garden,Resident on-site parking with elevator accessClose to LIRR, public library, grocery store, and other urban amenities.
Street level commercial space is home to the Patchogue Arts Council and Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center.
Artspace is committed to attracting creative individuals and families from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all people to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, employment or occupation, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, and status with regard to public assistance, or mental or physical disability.
Preference will be placed on applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to the creative arts and who are residents of Suffolk County. How much income (if any) that a qualifying applicant earns from his or her artistic pursuit is not considered in assessing whether the applicant has a commitment to or participation in a creative endeavor. We are especially interested in individuals who are committed to building community and will give some of their time and energy toward this goal. An artist’s creative work need not be the person’s occupation or source of income. It is customary for artists to work in another field to support themselves, their dependents, and their art form.
For information about leasing, please contact the Property Manager or download the application form.
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