Inside The Arcade Micro Lofts

Developers take note: If you want 100% occupancy, try moderately priced loft spaces instead of those overpriced “luxury” towers. The ProJo’s Bill Van Siclen takes a look inside the life of one Arcade resident and the set-up looks pretty sweet. The Arcade director discusses why the micro lofts made sense.

“Because of the way it was built, the Arcade naturally favors spaces with a small footprint. We also knew from past experience that we couldn’t put retail on the second or third floors. So micro lofts seemed like the best option.”

So far, the gamble seems to be paying off. In fact, the Arcade has had no trouble filling the units, which rent from $550 a month (for a small studio apartment) to $1800 a month (for units with two or three bedrooms and amenities such as skylights, exposed-stone walls and 15-foot ceilings).

These units are marvels of great design. I recently had an opportunity to visit one myself, and with its open layout and built-in furniture it certainly felt spacious enough for entertaining friends. And this is the view outside your front door. Info at Arcade Micro Lofts.

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