Located just north of the heart of Washington, DC, Silver Spring has become a major business hub and hosts several multi-cultural festivals as well as a growing arts community.
Artspace, with the Division of Housing – Montgomery County, will develop the former Third District Police Station and adjacent land located on Sligo Avenue into an arts center anchored by affordable live/work housing. The former station, built in 1962, was Silver Spring’s first permanent police station and will be converted into working artist studios and creative spaces, providing opportunities for the area’s creative artists and organizations eager to find affordable workspace within the Capital Region.
In addition to the redevelopment of the existing building into artist studios, the proposed development also includes construction of 68 affordable live/work units and 11 townhouses.
Investing in affordable housing and artistic centers on Sligo Avenue will create a strong anchor and transitional connection between the business district and residential neighborhoods. The site plan responds to the sensitivity of the neighborhood, while providing vital opportunities for job growth, affordable rental and for-sale housing, and support for the local creative economy.
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In addition to the redevelopment of the existing building into 68 live/work units for artists and their famillies, the proposed development also includes construction of approximately 11 townhouses. There will be 19 studio, 27 1-bedroom, 14 2-bedroom, and 8 3-bedroom units.
This project is mixed-use and includes both live/work units and 17,410 square feet of commercial space; which includes 35 spaces for artists and businesses.
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The project is currently in predevelopment. Site analysis and evaluation occurred throughout 2015.
A Low Income Housing Tax Credit application will be submitted in October 2016. If the credit is awarded, construction is expected to begin in May 2017, with completion of the project occurring in early 2019.
Other areas of real estate planning will continue throughout 2016 and will include project design work, ongoing site analysis, assembling of finance resources, and fundraising.
For more information or to support the Artspace Silver Spring project, please contact:
Stacey L. Mickelson // firstname.lastname@example.org 612.810.1759
Ariel Garcia // email@example.com 646.247.7748
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