Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DC Artists! jump on this, if you need housing!

Projects in Development

The Loree Grand
Applications are now available! NOTE: You will be asked to fill out a short survey before the download begins and Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view the document.
Key Dates
May 17, 2010, 8 a.m.
Begin accepting first come, first serve applications
May 24, 2010, 5 p.m.
Last day to submit application for first round
Unit selection for first round applicants
June 21, 2010, 5 p.m.
Last day to submit application for second round
Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC) has partnered with The Cohen Companies and Union Place Phase I, LLC to develop 30 affordable live/work housing units for artists and their families at the Loree Grand — 250 K Street NE, in the NoMa area of Washington, DC.
Live/work artist housing are apartments that are primarily designed for living, with studio/work space as an ancillary use. Employees and walk-in trade are regulated by your Home Occupation Permit.

Rendering of the Loree Grand
The Loree Grand.
About the Loree Grand at Union Place
The building, with move-in beginning June 2010, will feature studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den units. Units range from 596 to 1362 square feet. Additionally, nine of the units, located on 3rd Street, feature entryways with direct street access as either walk-down or walk-up units. Units are priced to be affordable to households earning a maximum of 80% ofArea Median Income (AMI). A detailed schedule of eligible incomes and rental rates is available below. Area Median Income (AMI) is the annual median income level for the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2009 AMI for the metro area is $102,000 for a four person household.
All units feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops andwasher and dryers. In addition to these in unit amenities, the 200 unit project includes a courtyard, green roof, a gym and retail — all just over 2 blocks away from the Florida Avenue Metro Station and Union Station.
The Process
CuDC will lease units on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. Interested households may begin submitting applications at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010. CuDC will continue to accept applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to 916 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. CuDC’s offices are open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Join us on Saturday, May 8th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for on Open House at Loree Grand to see the units in person. RSVP to housing@culturaldc.org.
Applications are now available! NOTE: You will be asked to fill out a short survey before the download begins and Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view the document.
Additional Materials to Download
(Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents.)
The Neighborhood
The neighborhood includes a Harris Teeter (opening in 2010), Big Bear Café, The Shops at Union Station, Banks, A Post Office, Hotels and a plethora of dining options (including Uptown Café, Au Bon Pain, Railroad Deli, Pound Coffee, Five Guys, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Sister’s Mussels and Pizza). Check out the Go NoMa! Map for detailed information on landmarks, retail, dining and attractions in the area.
QUESTIONS? We’re here to help.
Open House
RSVP to housing@culturaldc.org to come see your new home. Meet in front of the Loree Grand — 3rd & K Streets NE.
Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. – noon.
Online Chats
Chat online, in real-time, on Chatzy with the CuDC Program Manager, Housing and Community Development (check here before the chat for the links):
Tuesday, April 27, 12 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5, 9 – 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 13, 5 – 7 p.m.
Office Hours
Need one-on-one help with your application? Email housing@culturaldc.org to request a 20 minute appointment. All office hours take place at Flashpoint — 916 G Street NW.
Contact Us
Email housing@culturaldc.org or phone 202.315.1324.
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Painting concrete beams

I've been doing some paint work for a client in a cool Penn Quarter building. They wanted a warmer space, with an older feel. one of the things i did was to add wood toned glazes to the column and support beams.



if you are interested in having me do any paintwork at your place, and you're in the washington, dc metro area, shoot me an email
info @ scenicartisans.com

Artists live.work space in DC.

For notifications about the application process and other updates, you will be contacted by email.
Please click on the email sign-up option (above) and choose Washington, D.C. (Dance Place) in the options list.
Dance Place and Artspace are partnering toBrookland 
Artspace Lofts Rendering
create a $13 million arts campus in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Artspace will break ground on 41 affordable live/work units for artists and their families along with gallery and studio space.
Artspace is assisting Dance Place,Washington, D.C.'s most prolific presenter of modern dance, to build a new performance and rehearsal space, an education center and administrative space.
The Grand Opening is scheduled for June 2011.
How do I qualify for an affordable housing unit?
Artpace follows all federal fair housing guidelines. To qualify for aunit, your income must be at 60% of the DC metro area median income or below. For 2008, the combined household incomes must be at or below:
  • $41,340 for a single person
  • $47,220 for two persons
  • $53,160 for three persons
  • $59,040 for four persons
The project will include a mix of efficiencies,
one and two bedroom units. Rents will be below market and established at the time of lease up.
What is the definition of an artist to qualify for a unit?
Artist is defined as:
  • A person who works in, or is skilled in any of the fine arts, including but not limited to, painting, drawing, sculpture, book arts, printmaking, and mixed-media.
  • A person who creates imaginative works of aesthetic value, including but not limited to literature, poetry, photography, music composition, choreography, architecture, film and video.
  • A person who creates functional art, including but not limited to metal, textiles, paper, wood, ceramic, glass or plastic objects.
Brookland Artspace Lofts Floorplans
  • A performer or theatrical artist, including but not limited to, singers, dancers, musicians, actors, performance artists, costume, lighting, sound, and set designers.
  • In all art disciplines, a designer, technician, craftsperson, teacher or administrator who is dedicated to using their expertise within the community to support, promote, present, and/or teach and propagate their art form through events, activities, performances and classes.
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For additional information about Artspace, please visit our official website.
Thank you!
 - The Artspace Team