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Calling all creatives for Via Sol live/work!

This week, we’re talking about live/work for creatives! Creatives are important to our communities and to our economy yet often struggle to find affordable places to work. This is why PLACE’s founders have been building live/work for decades.

Are you or someone you know a creative whose work would benefit from extra space in their home and creative-centric amenities in their community? Check out Via Sol’s live/work for creatives!

Happy learning and happy living!


The PLACE Team:

Chris Velasco Elizabeth Bowling Alice Hiniker Todd Bagby

Via Sol Live/Work for Creatives

Are you a creative, artist, maker, artisan, craftsperson, designer, writer, or someone passionate about creating? Could you go further in your endeavors with working space inside your living space, right next door to other creatives? Via Sol’s 18 live/work apartments are for creatives like you.

Via Sol’s 18 affordable and market-rate live/work apartments have additional square footage, higher ceilings, more natural light, and flexible floor plans. Gathered together on the top floor, residents will have more opportunities for chance encounters and collaborations with fellow creatives.

Like all Via Sol apartments, the live/work will have discounted fiber optic internet from USI, dedicated outdoor air system for filtered air, and durable, nontoxic flooring.

Looking for a space to make a lot of noise without bothering your neighbors? The Sound Space is the room to go for your work.

What about opportunities to share your work? Spots for creatives to share work are interwoven throughout Via Sol, including easels in the lobby and stucco walls on shared balconies. Those who want to share their creative skills with others are welcome to teach classes in Via Sol’s many common areas.

For cleaning up after a messy day, head down to the washroom, which is good for washing bikes and dogs too.

Need some inspiration? Explore Via Sol’s art installations, including those within the Urban Forest or chat with one of your fellow Via Sol creatives. You can also clear you head with a walk down the Cedar Lake Trail or in the Urban Forest.


Take the first step today to join Via Sol’s creative live/work community by submitting a pre-application form and note your preference for Live/Work.

Soon, Via Sol’s management team will release the full applications, including the additional requirements for those interested in live/work. After completing the full application, you will be invited to present your work to a panel for review.

PLACE knows that creatives contribute to the vibrancy of our communities. At Via Sol we embrace creatives with specially-designed live/work spaces and amenities to support their endeavors.

Via Sol

PLACE’s Via Sol community, a sustainable, transit-oriented community in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, producing its own food and energy, filled with art and imagination, offering healthy apartments and live/work space to households across the income spectrum.

Via Sol is currently under construction and expected to open in July 2022. Applications are now being accepted. For more information:

Pre-Application here


Call 612.444.2VIA (612.444.2842)

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