6. Explore the potential for creating affordable, sustainable live-work spaces
A Genuine Mix of Uses > Recommendations
Live-work buildings can be affordable spaces in which working artists can both reside and work, but previous models for this in New York City (e.g., lofts in SoHo and NoHo) are outdated and difficult to enforce and maintain as affordable, long-term spaces of production and residence. This is especially true for ownership models, as non-artist/makers can inherit live-work spaces. Nonprofit ownership by a mission-driven organization is a potential strategy for ensuring that live-work spaces do not become vehicles of gentrification.