Actual Artist Lofts For Actual Artists Planned for New Arts District Tower

by Christina Rees February 26, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 6.34.31 PMAnd the Dallas Art District continues to grow: A new residential tower is going up at the corner of Flora and Olive, called Atelier/Flora Lofts (and next door to Museum Tower), and this one boasts plans for 39 artists lofts amongst its 370 luxury apartments. The non profit La Reunion TX is partnering with the developers to assign the rental lofts to deserving visual and performing artists for below-market rate. This has been a long time in the making but now appears to be moving forward. As early as 2013, La Reunion outlined its plans for the lofts via Art & Seek: The lofts would cost no more than $800 per month (a crazy bargain for the neighborhood) and “La Reunion will assemble the advisory board responsible for approving resident applications from artists.”

Note, via Steve Brown for the Dallas Morning News: “Unlike Museum Tower, which has a reflective glass skin that has been the source of a long-running controversy, the Atelier/Flora Lofts building has a masonry exterior with inset balconies. Much of the glass is recessed into the face of the building.”






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Derek Russell March 2, 2015 - 11:54

this is going to be beautiful and what a price!!!

Justin Hunter Allen March 2, 2015 - 13:25

did they ever figure out the part where there wasn’t any studio space in the live/work apts besides the kitchen? Also if it’s still for low income: how are you supposed to be low income and pay $800 a month, and pay for a separate studio, and still say, “i live in the artist lofts”? I’m confused arts district tower, please prespond.

Robert Meckfessel March 3, 2015 - 15:40


The units will range from about $400 to $800, depending on their size and number of bedrooms. A single artist without children would only need a smaller unit and would be towards the lower end of that range.

We’re not sure we understand your comment about the kitchen and studio space. Flora Lofts will be home to a variety of artists, both visual and performing. Depending on the exact nature of their art, some artists will certainly be able to work at home while others may need specialized facilities — rehearsal rooms, dance floors, kilns, photo labs, etc. One of the things LRTX will be doing, once Flora Lofts is up and running, will be to assist those artists with specialized studio needs to locate those spaces.


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