Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts and Historic West Side School

Creative Living for Creative People

1310 S.W. 2nd Court /301 S.W. 13th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312

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Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts emerged from an effort to create an affordable mixed-use facility that would preserve and restore the Historic West Side School—one of Fort Lauderdale’s four original school buildings. About a mile west of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the redevelopment now provides 37 units of affordable live/work space for creatives and their families and a spectacular three-story community room where artists hold meetings, exhibitions, lectures, and other events. Next door, the renovated Historic West Side School serves as a home for the Broward County Historical Commission. 


Architect: Zyscovich Architects

Community Partner: Broward County Cultural Division; Broward County Historical Commission

Funders: Bank Atlantic Foundation; David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, Inc.; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Financial Partners: Broward County Board of Commissioners; Broward County Cultural Division; Broward County Housing Finance Authority; Citibank Community Development; City of Fort Lauderdale; RBC- Apollo Equity Partners; RBC Dain Rauscher; Raymond James

est. 2007

Type of Development

Live/Work Affordable Artist Housing

Number of Units


Types of Units

Studio, One-, Two-, Three-Bedrooms


Resident gallery space