Affordable, Artist, Mixed-Use, Housing Receives Accolades
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Best Practices
Arbor Artists Lofts in Lancaster, California were recently highlighted by HUD as an example of Best Practices after earning the distinctive 2010 American Institute of Architects/HUD Secretary's Creating Community Connection Award. The development is a mixed-use 21-unit affordable housing complex designed as a live/work space for
working artists. It’s located in a city that is also being recognized and awarded for its drastic metamorphosis; Lancaster transformed from a dilapidated downtown into a thriving business and arts/culture district. The Arbor Artists Lofts, a five-story architecturally striking building, also features commercial space on its first floor, a
courtyard for resident exhibitions, covered parking and two-story energy-efficient apartments which give room for artists to both live and work in one space. This innovative, award-winning, building now serves as the city’s landmark of affordable housing and collective community revitalization. More...