New Uses for Four Fire Stations

(Fort Point Consulting, Architect and Project Manager)

New Uses for Four Fire Stations is a comprehensive study done for the City of Springfield, Massachusetts in the spring of 2014. The study is part of the City's effort to find qualified buyers for these beautiful historic buildings. It uses Fort Point's well-regarded holistic methodology which incorporates code, zoning, historic, construction, proforma, market, and financing inputs. The result is a "words/numbers/pictures" analysis of numerous potential development options.

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ART SPACE Consulting List

(MA unless otherwise indicated)


Live/Work Projects

  • Mixit Studios, live/work coop (Somerville)
  • Inkspot Studios, live/work coop (Somerville)
  • Ropeworks, live/work condos (New Bedford)
  • Keen Lofts, subsidized live/work condos (Chelsea)
  • Renaissance Lofts, live/work condos (Marlborough)
  • Hadley Caravan Buildings, subsidized live/work rental apartments (Worcester)
  • North Cambridge Artist Lofts, live/work rental
  • Signal Building, affordable live/work loft condos (South Boston)
  • Westinghouse Studios, live/work lofts and studios (Hyde Park)
  • Irving Street Studios, subsidized live/work lofts in former convent (Malden)
  • Moody Street Live/Work, key-fee rental lofts (Waltham)
  • The Distillery, phase 2, green live/work lofts (South Boston)
  • Western Avenue Live/Work, affordable loft units, historic (Lowell)
  • Birdseye Site, live/work studios in proposed cross-subsidized mixed use project (Gloucester)
  • Silk Mill, proposed arts life-style community (Pittsfield)
  • Artpad Boston Artists, proposed sculpture live/work (East Boston)
  • Marston Building, live/work rental (Lowell)
  • During Studio, jeweler’s workshop/home in fomer church (New Bedford)

Work Space Projects

  • Friedberg Studio, large sculpture studio (Jefferson, NY)
  • Kaye Studio, filmaking (South Worcester, NY)
  • New England Sculpture Service, commercial metal casting (Chelsea)
  • Somerville Amory, performance hall with studio spaces
  • Gorse Mill Studio, 28 condo studios (Needham)
  • Western Avenue Studios, 155 rental studios (Lowell)
  • Stony Brook Arts, sculpture workshop (Jamaica Plain)
  • Alternatives, Inc., craft and gallery spaces (Whitinsville)
  • Contemporary Arts International, stone quarry, sculpture park and studio (Acton)
  • Paper City Studios, rental studios, gallery (Holyoke)
  • Feiring Studio, studios, creative industry (New Bedford)
  • Menino Arts Center, studios, gallery (Hyde Park)
  • Hyannis artists studios, city initiative, (Cape Cod)
  • 100 Tainter St, multi-purpose arts (Worcester)
  • DOTArt, proposed community arts center (Dorchester)
  • Harwich Community Art Center
  • Polyrhythm, sound studios, rehersal, performance complex (Dudley Square)
  • Monroe Center for the Arts (Lexington)
  • Homan's Building Studios (Somerville)
  • South Shore Arts, studio building (Hanson)
  • Fox Hall Artist Studios, studios in former pool hall (Dorchester)
  • Franklin Community Arts Center, studios in school (Franklin)
  • Mudflat Studios, ceramics relocation into theatre (Somerville)
  • Union Station, reuse study for arts (Springfield)
  • Ropewalk, reuse study for arts, (Charlestown)
  • 970 Fellsway, potential studios (Medford)
  • Salem Community Arts Center, proposed in former church
  • Paper and Provisions Warehouse, proposed studios (Somerville)
  • 175 McClellan Highway. studios in former office space (East Boston

Studies/Surveys/Website

  • ArtistLink.com, Developer’s Toolkit
  • Worcester Arts Market Survey
  • Massachusetts School/Arts Conversion Survey
  • Massachusetts Rental Studio Space Survey
  • Union Square Arts Overlay District, a layman’s guide (Somerville)