In the late 1990s, four small Maryland communities — Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville — joined forces to create the Gateway Arts District, a bold initiative designed to revitalize a two-mile stretch of the historic U.S. Route One Corridor in Prince George’s County through an infusion of artists and arts facilities.
The first of the Gateway projects, Mount Rainier Artist Lofts, created 44 units of affordable housing for artists and their families in a new four-story building one block from the District of Columbia border. This $11.7 million project — the first Artspace live/work project involving new construction — also contains 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.
Residents of Mount Rainier enjoy the same amenities associated with historic warehouse lofts, including high ceilings and large windows, in an energy-efficient new building. The project’s affordable rents and proximity to public transportation, as well as Mount Rainier’s small-town charm, make it even more attractive.
In the years since the Mount Rainier project opened, the Gateway Arts District has grown rapidly. The Gateway’s annual Open Studio Tour boasts 17 venues, 70 studios and more than 120 artists.
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson
Gateway Community Development Corporation
Apollo Housing Capital, LLCMaryland Department of Housing and Community DevelopmentPrince George’s County Department of Housing and Community DevelopmentRedevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer FoundationMorris and Gwendolyn Cafritz FoundationNational Endowment for the Arts
A four-story building, constructed in 2005, with 44 live/work units for artists and their families. Mount Rainier Artist Lofts is currently fully occupied. See the Leasing tab to be added to the waitlist.
Loft-like spacesHigh ceilingsLarge windowsClose to public transportation
Mount Rainier Artist Lofts is currently fully occupied.
To be added to the wait list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the following information:
You will not be asked to fill out an application at this point. Currently the wait list is averaging three years, and periodic emails will be sent out to everyone on the waitlist informing you of your status on the waitlist. Please update us if your contact information should change.
Mount Rainier Artist Lofts follow all federal fair housing guidelines. To qualify for a unit, your income must be at 40% or less of the area median income. Mount Rainier Artist Lofts is currently at 100% occupancy.
Rent limits for Mount Rainier Artist Lofts are 40% of the area medium income:Studio $ 598.001 Bedroom $655.002 Bedroom $ 802.00
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Fridays from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
**Tours by appointment only. Please contact the Property Manager.
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