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Bronzeville Artist Lofts

Location: Chicago, IL
Client: Bronzeville Artist Lofts
Architect: WRAP Architects
Square Footage: 33,000
Year Built: 2014

This mixed-use development provides 16 affordable live-work lofts, a shared artist studio space, and outdoor living space. The project features a superior energy-efficient building envelope, Energy Star rated systems throughout, low flow plumbing fixtures and repurposed salvaged building materials. Gallery Guichard and a local bakery/café occupy the retail space on the first floor.

The building offers art programming to the greater community and engages Bronzeville residents in taking ownership in the revival of this important neighborhood. The development created nearly 40 construction jobs and 12 new permanent jobs, while significantly increased the pedestrian traffic along the 47th Street corridor.