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Affordable Artist Live/Work Units


Affordable Artist Live/Work Units

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Artist Housing Certification will open on April 8th, 2020 for newly constructed units at Powderhouse.

There will be three inclusionary and five market rate units specifically for artists. 

Applicants will be required to complete an artist certification application prior to applying for both inclusionary and market rate units.   The certification application will be located here (on April 8th)

Somerville’s current zoning includes provisions that certain new development require “artist use.”   If a new development creates “Artist Live/Work”  or “Artist Studio Space” a certification process will accompany those units.   This policy will ensure that development built for artists will retain artists. 

For more information on Somerville's arts zoning work review our cultural economic development work here.