Canvas WAD is a 10-unit industrial chic city home community inspired by St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District. The monolithic industrial style architecture is influenced by the surrounding warehouses that have been converted to artist studios and maker’s space. Units range from 2,000 to 2,100 sqft with private yards and community greenspace featuring collaborative installations with local artists.
The Warehouse Arts District is bounded between 1st Avenue N and 10th Avenue S and 16th Street and 31st Street. Much of this area was industrial and populated with warehouses and small manufacturing companies. For decades the Seaboard Railroad Station (now the Morean Center for Clay) was an important link between those businesses and their clients. However, in more recent times many of the buildings sat empty and the area had begun decaying and falling into decline. Artists, always seeking studio space, saw potential in the area due to the large warehouses which have been converted into studios, makers space, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and museums.