A-Mill Artist Lofts
This project is an ambitious restoration and redevelopment encompassing two city blocks of historic industrial structures, including the Pillsbury A-Mill constructed in 1881. A 251-unit affordable/subsidized live-work artist housing development, the design concept was driven by a respect for the historic strength and materials of the buildings and integrating state-of-the-art infrastructure for the artists. Milling equipment was left in place and the old stone, concrete, and wood walls were highlighted with accent lighting to bring attention to the beauty of the iconic buildings. Amenities include a historic lobby, two clubrooms, pre-function spaces, fitness center, lounges, and studio space. The units are all unique loft-style floorplans with clean detailing, historic windows, and milling equipment relics. This affordable housing project offers artists a beautiful home with exceptional opportunities.