Strengthening neighborhoods through the
cultivation of multidisciplinary art.
The Art Lofts of West Village
is a BEST PRACTICE for strengthening neighborhoods through the cultivation of multidisciplinary art. Creating affordable homeownership and small business opportunities under one roof is a sustainable redevelopment approach that helps to minimize displacement of artists who contribute to the social fabric of Lake Worth. This is the 2nd phase of live-work lofts to be sold specifically to low- and moderate-income working artist households to ensure that they can afford to stay in West Village and grow their businesses. The Lofts will remain affordable through deed restrictions. Built to certified green standards the development consists of eight 3-story townhomes designed with street level studio/retail space along with a 2,000 sq. ft. “Class A” commercial-retail building.
The Florida Redevelopment Agency awarded the Art Lofts of West Village Outstanding Housing Project for a small city.
8 Brand New Live-Work Artists Townhomes
$3.4 Million Dollar Total Project Cost
2,000 s.f. of Flexible Retail/Commercial Space
Art Lofts of West Village Funding Partners
• Lake Worth CRA: Donated land & $700,000 NSP 2 Residential Development Grant
• Palm Beach County: $532,000 HOME Funds for Low-Income Buyer Down Payment Assistance
• Project Reinvest NeighborWorks: $500,000 Commercial Building Grant
• Florida Community Loan Fund: Construction Loan
MEET THE YALLEY’S…
The Sugar Plum and Grumbling Growler Moves to the West Village Art Lofts
Tanya and her husband Nicholas are the owners of the Sugar Plum and Grumbling Growler, and the new tenants for Neighborhood Renaissance’s 2,000 sq. Ft. of commercial space at the West Village Art Lofts in Lake Worth. Tanya and Nicholas are relocating and expanding the Sugar Plum and Grumbling Growler from their old location at 711 Lucerne Avenue. The new venue includes an art gallery with paintings, murals, craft beer, and wine bar. They will continue to host events such as trivia, open mic nights, and yoga, which caters to a young crowd. These events bring in many locals from the Lake Worth artist community and draw crowds even from as far as Miami.
The location of their brand-new space at 1120 Lucerne Ave. at North F St. across from Hatch 1121 and the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, which is in the heart of Lake Worth’s Arts District. Nicholas and Tanya’s staff live nearby, which makes their new location even more attractive. “Since we are moving just across the train tracks a lot of people are excited about the new space,” said Yalley. Their former setting several blocks east was an older building and not adequate for their expansion plans.
The Yalleys felt the new space would allow them to be more successful and be able to host events in a more conducive place. In their new locale, they can build upon their vision with updated light fixtures, adequate seating, and a more spacious floor plan.
While the West Village Art Lofts was under construction, Tanya and Nicholas would drive by the site every day to see its progress on the way to and from their former location. As a result, they finally decided to inquire about leasing and placed a phone call to a local realtor who introduced them to Neighborhood Renaissance. According to Tanya and Nicholas, working with Renaissance staff has been a positive experience. The communication has been easy, and the transition smooth.