On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a variance allowing the development to proceed as planned. Representatives of Mt. Airy USA, the Drumcliff Foundation, and Metcalfe Architecture & Design all spoke on behalf of the project, and members of the Mt. Airy Art Garage turned out en-masse to support the development.
The future home of the Mt. Airy Art Garage will be located on a long-blighted property amid the 6600 block of Germantown Ave. in the Mt. Airy Neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. Our proposed design includes an art gallery and administrative spaces on the ground floor, artist studios in the basement, and two floors of residential units. In addition to providing a permenant home for an eclectic and vibrant artist community, the building will bring public art and a fun, colorful design to a growing mixed-use neighborhood. The 9,800 square foot building is expected to open in late-2018.