Tuesday, December 8, 2009

City of Peekskill Brushes Up Definition of Artist

Peekskill may widen eligibility criteria for artists’ housing.

WITH Westchester County’s real estate market a challenge these days, Peekskill is doing its part by rethinking the criteria for eligibility for its artists’ housing.

The city’s live-work rentals were developed over the last two decades in the downtown historic district. Peekskill created an artists’ zone in this eight-block area by allowing the conversion of empty space over storefronts as part of a revitalization project. In all, 49 rental units have been built on the upper floors of commercial buildings, along with 28 units in a co-op built with city, county and state funds.

Peekskill Art Lofts, a 28-unit work/live residential
co-operative for Peekskill certified artists.

Published: December 4, 2009


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