The Squarehouses are a collection of live/work units near the southern end of Boardman Lake in Traverse City, MI. Formerly a car wash, the extensive infrastructure already in place - floor drains, high-pressure water supply, and vacuum systems - makes these units particularly useful for the untapped population of “makers” in northern Michigan. Ideal for bespoke manufacturing, art and design, ‘how-to’ instruction, and any number of other uses from to simple storefronts to light industrial spaces, the operations strategy guarantees a dynamic mix of users. To add even more excitement to the new home of multiple young businesses, an anchor food-and-beverage tenant and designated collective workspaces in close proximity create an environment for mixing friends, clients, and potential collaborators. With connections to downtown and the wider region via paved pathway and public transit, respectively, the Squarehouses provide a site for an urban lifestyle that doesn’t exist anywhere in the state north of Grand Rapids.
This project is currently in the early concept design and fundraising phase. Please don't hesitate to contact Little Brother with any inquiries.
Designed by Christopher Reznich and James Chesnut.