Artspace Everett Lofts

Arts Go Green

2917 Hoyt Avenue Everett, WA, 98201

Overview

Located 25 miles north of Seattle, the City of Everett is evolving from its industrial past into a vibrant urban center with a strong focus on quality-of-life amenities — including the arts. As part of this process, the City of Everett and the Arts Council of Snohomish County invited Artspace to develop a mixed-use project in downtown Everett.

Artspace Everett Lofts occupies a new four-story building that provides 40 units of affordable live/work housing for artists on the upper three floors plus a home for the Arts Council — now renamed the Schack Art Center — on the ground floor. The Schack features the most advanced glass works facility of its kind on the west coast, with glassblowing, flameworking and sandblasting, as well as a gift shop, a gallery and two studio spaces that can be rented for special events, meetings and celebrations.

As part of a larger economic development initiative designed to revitalize downtown Everett while stabilizing its creative community, Artspace Everett Lofts is also Artspace’s — and Everett’s — first project to earn a coveted LEED “silver” rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

Architect: Stickney Murphy Romine Architects

Contractor: MarPac Construction

Funders: Building for the Arts; The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; U.S. Bancorp Foundation; Washington Mutual Foundation

Financial Partners: Citibank; City of Everett: Housing Trust Fund, HOME Funds, Property Conveyance; Commercial Construction Loan; Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; Snohomish County, HOME U.S. Bank; Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, Office of Community Development; Washington State Housing Finance Commission

est. 2010

Type of Development:

Live/Work Artist Housing

Number of Units:

40

Total Square Footage:

62,158

Types of Units: 

One- and Two-Bedroom Lofts

Total Project Cost:

$17.2M

Features:

Open floor plans with high ceilings and durable surfaces, perfect for working artists; large community room and on-site laundry facilities; rooftop deck with city, mountain and views of Puget Sound; underground parking available for residents with elevator access; located near bus lines, public library, grocery, restaurants and other urban amenities