Pullman Artspace Lofts

CNI collaborated with PullmanArts, residents, and Artspace, a national developer of artist facilities, to create Pullman Artspace Lofts, an innovative work/live space with a studio and community space for exhibits.

In early 2020, following its renovation and construction, residents moved into 38 new, one- and two-bedroom work/live spaces in Artspace Lofts, located on Langley Avenue just south of 111th Street. The $18 million Artspace Lofts, developed by CNI, Artspace and PullmanArts, is the first new residential construction in Pullman in decades.  It features one brick building constructed on an empty lot with a mansard roof, arched doorway and other details that echo the two long-vacant historic buildings on either side. Artspace Lofts includes 2,000 square feet of community space for use as a gallery, meeting place, and community room for art classes and a variety of cultural programs.

In 2016, Artspace Lofts was approved by local, state, and federal authorities to proceed with development, following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Properties. The Pullman Artspace Lofts utilized federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to add $14+ million in equity to the project’s capital budget. The project also received approvals from the City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development and the City of Chicago Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks also reviewed and approved the project.

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