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Brookland Artspace Lofts

A Home for Dance in the District

3305 Eighth Street N.E. Washington, DC, 20017


A $13.2 million project, the Brookland Artspace Lofts contains 39 affordable units, each with both residential and studio space, for artists and their families. The property also has a rehearsal studio along with 2 units that serve as classroom, office space and intern housing for Dance Place. The Victor L. Selman Gallery serves the community on the main floor.

Located in Washington’s Brookland neighborhood since 1986, Dance Place is the District’s most prolific presenter of modern dance and has helped generate a renaissance of development and investment in the area. After two decades it had outgrown its space, so in 2006 the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development asked Artspace to help Dance Place expand and renovate its facility. Artspace and Dance Place subsequently formed a partnership to create a unique arts complex that is being built in two phases. Phase 1, the mixed-use Brookland Artspace Lofts, is now in operation.

Dance Place completed a capital campaign in 2013, raising the funds needed for Phase 2, a complete renovation and expansion of its existing theater as well as an outdoor reception and performance plaza.

Architect: Hickok Cole Architects

Community Partner: Dance Place

Development Partner: Cultural Development Corporation

Funders: Cafritz Foundation; MetLife Foundation

Financial Partners: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Calvert Foundation; District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development; National Equity Fund; District of Columbia Neighborhood Investment Fund (Office of Deputy Mayor); TD Bank

est. 2011

Type of Development:

Live/Work Artist Housing

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Performance and rehearsal space; an education center; administrative space.