NYS Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction Artspace Utica

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced on December 12, 2023, that construction has begun on a 43-unit affordable housing development in downtown Utica. Artspace Utica Lofts will offer energy-efficient apartments for local artists and will include nearly 800 square feet of gallery space. The development furthers the city’s goal of expanding mixed-use affordable housing options as part of its $10 million New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative award.

“Everyone deserves to have a space they can call home, to know they have a safe place to go every night,” Governor Hochul said. “Artspace Utica Lofts not only builds upon our ongoing investments in downtown Utica, but also works toward our state’s housing goals. This development is a testament to the strong partnership between state and city officials, and by working together we can continue to enhance quality of life and walkability in Utica while providing secure, affordable, and sustainable homes for a talented and diverse population of artists.”