A new art studio space called “Blockfort” will be opening soon at 162 North Sixth Street in the Discovery District area of Downtown Columbus, and in addition to galleries and studios, it will contain a co-working space in the basement of the building.
A total of six to eight tenant spaces are expected once buildout in completed, which will include access to a shared printer/copier, a conference room with a projector, and individual storage lockers.
“I think what we’re probably going to end up with is a wide communal desk set up for people on each side,” explained Blockfort co-owner Adam Brouillette. “Tenants will have access to mail service with all utilities, wifi and security included in pricing.”
Brouillette added that pricing and lease terms are still being determined so they can figure out whether short term or longer term leases are preferred for prospective tenants. He did explain that they’re interested in having tenants that fall more on the creative end of the spectrum, to compliment the artists located upstairs.
“I’m hoping we can get more coders, graphics designers rather than ‘business’ people,” he stated.
Construction on Blockfort is planned to begin this month with a quick turnaround timeframe in mind. No firm move-in date has been announced yet, but Brouillette stated that he’d like to have artists begin moving in sometime in September.
For more information visit www.blockfortcolumbus.com.