The City of Hamilton, on the northern edge of the Cincinnati metro area, began using the arts for civic improvement in the 1990s. In partnership with artists, politicians, and neighborhood and philanthropic leaders, Artspace restored a historic building downtown into a mixed-use arts facility. The project rehabilitated two internally connected, historic buildings: a 1900 French Renaissance masterpiece originally known as the Mehrum Building, and the 1913 Lindley Block. In addition to 42 units of affordable live/work space for artists and their families, the project provides ground floor commercial space for creative businesses, gallery space, and an outdoor seating patio.
Architect: SHP Leading Design & Community Design Alliance
Contractor: Messer Construction Co.
Community Partners: The City of Hamilton; Fitton Center for Creative Arts; Hamilton Community Foundation; Vision 2020
Development Partner: Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton, Inc.
Funders: Hamilton Community Foundation; Ralph “Pat” Carruthers; Claire Fitton; Vaden Fitton; Sarah & Joe Marcum; Shirley & Jack Moser; Marilyn & Joel Schmidt; Harry T. Wilks; City of Hamilton; U.S. Bank; Ohio Housing Finance Agency; Ohio Historic Preservation Office; Ohio Development Services Agency
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Downtown living with public transportation nearby; Garage and on-street parking; In-unit washer and dryer; High ceilings; Resident gallery
Artspace Hamilton Lofts is accepting applications for affordable live/work units for artists and their families. If all units are full, you will be added to a wait list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come first-served basis, Bring your completed application and supporting materials for consideration. See application instructions and an application checklist below.
Applicants must meet income guidelines in order to qualify for a unit at Artspace Hamilton Lofts.
Please contact property management if you have any further questions: