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Help Shape Downtown: Take Our Survey on Creative Work Spaces

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, February 18, 2011, at 04:17PM
Spring Street Views Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Looking north on Spring Street from 6th at live/work loft buildings.

While Downtown's office towers may be filled mostly with law firms and accountants, much of the growth that has taken place in the central city over the last decade has been driven by what one might call the "creative class:" folks like architects, artists, graphic designers and those involved in technology.

Many of these people are just starting out in the business world or have recently taken a chance on starting up a new venture. They're working out of lofts and coffee shops, not Class A office buildings.

Whether for clean tech or filmmakers, planning talk over the last year has often included "incubators" or "hubs" designed to attract even more creative people and give them spaces to collaborate. The Bringing Back Broadway initiative in particular has latched on to "creative office" as a key use for the street's million square feet of unused upper floor space.

blogdowntown and Downtown architecture firm Omgivning are putting together several collaborative work space projects, and we want to get started by getting a feel for what kind of spaces Downtowners are interested in and what you would use.

We've put together a short survey that we would love to have you fill out. Your input will help shape projects that open Downtown in the coming years.

Have other feedback? Submit your survey, then use the comment form at the bottom of this story.



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