Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wow. “Neighborhood Renaissance Receives $500,000 Project Reinvest Grant for West Village Art Lofts in Lake Worth!”

Amazing news for our little City of Lake Worth. “Calling All Artists!”
Join an established creative community across the street from the Lake Worth Arts Center and Urban Arts Lofts. Walk to the Downtown (2½ blocks), groceries (3 blocks; Publix!), Tri-Rail (½ mile), and ride your bike to the Beach too.

Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. announced at its recent groundbreaking ceremony for the West Village Art Lofts the receipt of a $500,000 grant award from NeighborWorks America through Project Reinvest: Neighborhoods.
     The West Village Art Lofts is a mixed-use residential and commercial development that includes 8 three-story live/work artist townhomes and 2,000 sq. ft. of much needed ‘Class A’ commercial space. Designed to attract arts related businesses and amenities, the new commercial building as well as street level artist work space will add to the vibrancy* of the West Village commercial area through small business development.
     Lake Worth’s Art Lofts of West Village, is the second phase of live-work residences specifically for low and moderate-income working artists and has been made possible by funding from the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 and the donation of distressed land. Project Reinvest grant funds will be used to construct the commercial building. Neighborhood Renaissance was one of 55 nonprofit organizations across the country to receive this neighborhood stabilization grant award through a highly competitive process.”

*Please take note of the word “vibrancy” as used in this sentence:

“We’re bringing back that vibrancy to the hotel, which in turn brings back vibrancy to the downtown district,” said the owner of the Gulfstream Hotel in an article published in the Sun Sentinel two months ago.