Already a flourishing center for creatives, Beacon will soon up the ante with a brand-new, affordable housing development devoted almost entirely to the arts. West End Lofts, which is next to City Hall, features 72 loft-style apartments with 12-foot-high ceilings. Of these, 50 loft units will have a preference for artists.
At West End Lofts, an artist is defined as anyone who practices one of the fine, design, graphic, musical, literary, computer, performing or culinary arts; or an individual whose profession relies on the application of the above-mentioned skills to produce creative product, such as an architect or craftsperson.
Every aspect of West End Lofts has been thoughtfully designed and constructed. Resident artists will have access to a large community lounge, smaller and more intimate lounges, as well as maker/creative spaces that will be outfitted with drafting tables, work benches, easels, and whiteboards to encourage collaboration. The resident artists will also have ample spaces throughout the building to display their art. West End Lofts is sustainably designed and built and will be LEED certified. "West End Lofts will have stunning living spaces, but the common areas are what will be integral to the cultivation and inspiration of our resident artists' work," explains Sean Kearney of Kearney Realty & Development Group.
There will be no lack of inspiration, either. The lofts offer sweeping views of the Hudson River through eight-foot-high windows, and the 12-foot ceilings ensure the lofts will have abundant natural light. The one-bedroom lofts will include roughly 800 square feet of living space, and the two-bedroom lofts will include about 1,000 square feet of living space. West End Lofts will also feature a live-in superintendent and an onsite management office.
The appeal of West End Lofts doesn't end with the design. Located at the west end of Main Street, the building is close to downtown Beacon's numerous restaurants and eateries, City Hall, city and county bus stops. It is also walking distance to the Metro North Train Station and Dia:Beacon. Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy West End Lofts' close proximity to Mount Beacon Park, Breakneck Ridge, Long Dock Park, and Madam Brett Park.
West End Lofts is slated for completion this summer and is now accepting applications. The application deadline is June 14. Learn more about West End Lofts and apply at Westendloftsny.com, or follow them on Instagram (@WestEndLofts) for the latest updates.