Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Michigan City boasts a long, beautiful beach with a view of the Chicago skyline. The nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore attracts eight million visitors each year. A commuter railroad, the South Shore Line, links the community to downtown Chicago with a dozen trains daily. The City’s engaged community leaders have spent years planning a downtown redevelopment strategy that centers on the arts.
As a result, the Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce invited Artspace to visit the community. Artspace’s attention soon focused on the transformation of the Warren Building, a six-story office building dating from 1927. The tallest building in the nationally-designated Franklin Street Historic District, it is a seven story building with terrazzo floors, high ceilings and large windows.
Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts, a mixed-use project with 44 affordable live/work units for artists and their families with ground-floor studio and commercial space. It is centrally located within the Uptown Arts District, a six-block stretch of Franklin Street that is already seeing many signs of arts-driven economic renewal.
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“We are behind this 100 percent. The addition of Artspace would be a great boon for the community and bring a lot more jobs and people to Michigan City.” — Doug Waters, La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Affordable rents Newly renovated historic building Located in the heart of the Uptown Arts District in downtown Michigan City, Select units overlooking Lake Michigan Large windows, terrazzo floors and high ceilingsCommunity space Resident-run gallery spaceCredit card operated laundry room On-site management officesOff-street parkingBike storagePet friendlyLower level commercial space for arts and community related businessesGreen features including: Energy Star roofing material, use of open-grid pavers, permeable concrete and grass pavers
We are accepting pre-applications for efficiency, 1-, and 2-bedroom live-work lofts for artists and their families. Download a pre-application below.
View floor plans on the Property Features tab. Announcements will be made through property updates.
Commercial Leasing Opportunities:
If you are interested in leasing commercial space or working studio space on the ground floor or basement of Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts, please contact Sarah White at email@example.com.
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