Located in the heart of Roosevelt Row (named by the American Planning Association as one of the 15 greatest places on the ‘Great Places of America’ list), Creative House will be the place to call home for urbanites and creatives of all ages. The street scene is focused on a serpentine-shaped plaza and paseo that enhances the special corner of Roosevelt and 2nd Street, and highlights the adjacent monOrchid Creative Studios. The plaza design encourages social collision, a gathering space for hundreds during First Friday Art Walks and other community events, and honors the ‘temporary’ pocket park, currently located here that has enriched the lives of thousands of locals and visitors over the years. A hotel-like lobby, fixed and pop-up retail and food experiences, and a basement speakeasy comprise the remainder of the ground level. The 150-car podium garage is clad with perforated metal and mural art. Residential floors and various amenity areas above have been thoughtfully designed to celebrate all versions of everyday life, and essentially provide each resident with an additional 15,000 sf of culturally relevant community space. The intentful architecture - artistic, edgy, gritty and locationally unique - is based on Mike Davis’ musings with Andrew Benedict-Nelson in The Elements of Place™.