The ArtSpace Commons project, Phase 1, is the latest and perhaps most ambitious ArtSpace mixed use development.
This model of residential living quarters mixed with Artist Studios has been the successful working paradigm used by Artspace for numerous previous projects including ArtSpace City Center and California Tire & Rubber Company. The 43,000 sf of Artist Studio combined with 102 residential units, one and two bedroom apartments, on 2.5 acres of rehabilitated brown site, is a flagship project that is intended to begin the transformation of the largely industrial Granary district, into a vibrant mixed-use community.
The central concept is live/work, in which the artists would have the option of living in low-cost housing on the project and going to work on the Main level. The site design anticipates and encourages “gallery strolls”, with the porous main level containing numerous exterior pathways through the main building level. During a gallery stroll a patron will notice the dramatic solar thermal panels in the middle of the parking lot, which provide 70% of the year-round hot water needs for the project as well as the photovoltaic window awnings on the south building facades. These are just some of the innovative features that have allowed this project to achieve a LEED gold rating, the first low cost housing project in Utah to accomplish this.