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McKinley Artist Lofts- Live/Work Housing

The Station is a unique live/work loft community for artists from all walks of life. Art and artists take many forms, whether we paint, sculpt, draw, design clothes, dance, create films, or take photographs. Six of The Station Artist Lofts units have income restrictions and all will be targeted toward artists.

One of the many highlights of this unique development is its live/work concept.  What is Live/Work? Traditionally and historically, living in the workplace isn’t a new idea. In this country, up until the 20th century it was commonplace for business owners to live above or adjacent to their place of business. With the increasing rise of suburbs, highway systems and growing dependence on the automobile, this type of living and working arrangement became obsolete, even seen as a distinctly lower class way of life.

This change never occurred in Europe, where it has always been common for proprietors to live above their businesses. It’s one of the most charming and appealing aspects of many towns and villages across Europe. This type of lifestyle contributes to a community’s vitality, prosperity, walkability and architectural charm.

Thankfully, this country is experiencing a rebirth of the live/work lifestyle. The live/work concept is being embraced as a philosophy, or way of life. More and more professionals are experiencing the merits of leaving rush hour behind to pursue their dreams in great urban neighborhoods.

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