City Hall Artspace Lofts

ArtspaceCity Hall Artspace Lofts is a mixed-use, community arts campus, featuring 53 affordable live/work units for low-income artists and their families located in two historic buildings – the former Dearborn City Hall and the West Annex located at 13615 Michigan Avenue in east downtown Dearborn.

The campus also will feature nearly 20,000 square feet of commercial space in the Concourse Building that connects the residential spaces. This unique, expansive space will become a center for creative entrepreneurship, artistic and cultural collaboration. It will feature an artist-in-residence unit, a business incubator, work studios, corridor galleries, and office space for creative businesses. In partnership with the City of Dearborn, the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (EDDDA), Wayne County, ACCESS Growth Center, Arab American National Museum and other local and regional organizations, City Hall Artspace Lofts will open creative and economic opportunities for the entire metro-Detroit region.

For more info and photos visit the organization's website here: www.artspace.org

History

Dearborn City Council in 2013 approved a purchase agreement to sell what was then the City Hall building to Artspace Projects, Inc., for $1.65 million. Artspace renovated the building into lofts  and performance space to be used by artist-residents.

On Sept. 22, 2014, City Hall operations were relocated to the Dearborn Administrative Center, located at 16901 Michigan Ave. Click here to learn more about the DAC.

Residents and other community stakeholders are invited to browse documents and presentations on the proposed sale of City Hall, the City Hall Lofts project, and the proposed Dearborn Administrative Center.

Documents About Artspace and the Dearborn Administrative Center

City Hall Artspace Lofts Project Overview

Download the full document of discussion items from the study session in PDF format (75 pages)

default Download the Artspace PowerPoint presentation (4.77 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions about Artspace

Artspace City Hall Lofts project

News about City Hall Artspace Lofts

September 2016: City Hall Artspace Lofts celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

March 2016: City of Dearborn, Artspace earn historic preservation award

September 2015: Artspace information sessions

January 2015: Construction begins on Artspace City Hall Lofts

April 2014: Learn more about Artspace Dearborn

November 2013: Artspace receives federal grant for Dearborn City Hall Lofts project

November 2012: Watch a video on the proposed City Hall Artspace project