How do we create an arts community?
Inspired by local art galleries discovered during international business travel, a retired software executive envisioned an arts scene along the Jersey Shore. After scouting the city of Long Branch, he purchased a century old neglected warehouse complex. The structures and site posed numerous hurdles:
- how to address the community master plan
- how to connect a bustling beach to a struggling downtown
- how to revitalize abandoned buildings with new uses
- how to salvage and recycle historic building materials