South Main Artspace Lofts

New Vitality for a Historic Arts District

138 St Paul Ave Memphis, TN, 38126

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South Main Artspace Lofts features the adaptive reuse of the former United Warehouse and the new construction of a second building on the adjacent parking lot. The project boasts 63 units of affordable live/work space for creatives and their families, working studios, commercial and community space, and an outdoor arts garden. The development aims to support Memphis’ South Main Historic Arts District to achieve a new level of vibrancy, as well as facilitate higher residential density.

Funders: Tennessee Housing Development Agency; City of Memphis; City of Memphis, Division of Housing and Community Development; Center City Development Corporation, Downtown Memphis Commission; The Health, Educational, and Housing Facility Board of the City of Memphis; The Health, Education, and Housing Facility Board of Shelby County; Delta Regional Authority; Pinnacle Bank; First Tennessee Housing Corporation; Tennessee Arts Commission; National Endowment for the Arts; Hyde Family Foundations; Pyramid Peak Foundation; The Assisi Foundation of Memphis; Educational Foundation of America; AutoZone; Ford Foundation; First Tennessee Foundation; Nelda and Tyrone Burroughs; Southern Sun Asset Management; LOEB Properties; Ellen and Jay Heavilon; Dianne and Myron Mall

est. 2018

Type of Development

Mixed-Use Housing and Commercial Space

Number of Units



Working studios, community gallery, performance and event space, and an outdoor events and arts garden