Updated: City Hall Artspace Lofts Info- News Stores Added

Dearborn City Council at their July 23, 2013 regular meeting approved a purchase agreement to sell the current City Hall building to Artspace Projects, Inc., for $1.65 million. Artspace plans to renovate the building into lofts and performance space to be used by artist-residents.

A replay of the City Council meeting will be posted online by City of Dearborn Television (CDTV) website here.

Residents and other community stakeholders are invited to browse documents and presentations on the proposed sale of City Hall, the City Hall Artspace Lofts project, and the proposed Dearborn Administrative Center.

Artspace FAQ

Click here to download the full document of discussion items from the study session in PDF format (75 pages)

Click here to download the Artspace PowerPoint presentation

City Hall Artist Lofts Project (link to our project page on Artspace’s website; while you’re there, you can also view their many other successful projects nationwide.)

Video update on project status 

City Hall Artspace Lofts(4 pages)

Cultural Connections Map (showcasing the cultural connections between Dearborn and Detroit. This project is intended to be regional, reaching across metro Detroit, southeast Michigan and beyond.)


12-4-14: “Construction starts in Dearborn for state’s first Artspace community” — Metromode

11-21-14: “Artspace near closing on old City Hall, work should begin next month” — Press & Guide

9-22-14: “Dearborn City Hall moves to new quarters” — Detroit Free Press

6-23-14: “Dearborn artists ready for new creative hub at Artspace” — Press & Guide

12-26-13: “Mpls.-based Artspace carves broad niche as developer of artists’ spaces” — StarTribune (Minneapolis)

11-14-13: “State backs Dearborn Artspace artists’ community” — Metromode

11-11-13: “Artspace gets preliminary approval for tax credit that’s key to City Hall project” — Press & Guide