The proposed Pullman Artspace Lofts development has scored a major victory in earning the support of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Yesterday, Landmarks reviewed and voted to approve the plan which will create 38 new affordable residences for artists. The plan will renovate and incorporate two existing buildings in the historic Pullman District, which is now national monument, and will add a new brick building on Langley Avenue between 111th and 112th streets.
The plan, which stakeholders say will be the first new residences built in the district in nearly a century, comes from a trio of collaborators: the Minneapolis-based Artspace Projects organization, the local Pullman Arts nonprofit and the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI). VOA Associates is leading the design duties for the new development, which will also include studios, galleries, and classrooms in addition to residences. The design of the new building will be made of brick and matches the historic character of the neighborhood. The development, which represents a $15 million investment in the community, will provide affordable residences which are expected to range between from $400 and $1,200 per month.
·Revised 38-Unit Pullman Artspace Lofts Revealed to Neighbors [Curbed Chicago]
·Pullman Neighbors to Get New Look at Proposed Artspace Lofts [Curbed Chicago]
·Pullman Artspace Lofts [Official website]