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This article was written on 20 Mar 2013, and is filled under Case Studies, Michigan.

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CASE STUDY: MICHIGAN PRISON TRANSFORMED INTO ART VILLAGE

AA-V-Grand-Gallery-300x240The Armory Arts Village is a bold, innovative community redevelopment project that uses arts, culture, creativity and innovation as a catalyst for reinventing the community of Jackson and the surrounding region. The effort is spearheaded by The Enterprise Group and is located on the historic site of the original 19th century Jackson State Prison. The 19-acre site includes several notable prison buildings, a stunning 25ft. high turreted stone wall around the perimeter of the property and a vacant industrial complex to the South. Through a combination of adaptive reuse of the classic prison buildings and the creation of compatible new construction on the site, this unique place is being transformed into a one-of-a-kind creativity-focused mixed-use neighborhood.

Year Established: 2007
Last Updated: 05/26/2010

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Armory Arts Village in Michigan Used to Be a State Prison. Now It’s an Artists’ Community.
July/August 2014:
http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2014/julyaugust/statement/armory-arts-village-in-michigan-used-be-state-prison-now-its-ar

ARMORY ARTS VILLAGE IN COLLABORATION WITH ART634 AND JACKSON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

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