People and places that support creative enterprises

Looking to rent work space?

Wycliff (creative industrial space, 2327 Wycliff St.) Info on Loopnet.

The Bindery Building (studio space, 708 Vandalia St.)

CoCreatz (coworking with hourly and monthly options). 2388 University Ave. W. (at Raymond Ave.).

The Dow Building (studio space, 2242 University Ave at Hampden Ave.). Also artists can rent space to display and sell their art at Dow Gallery and Framing.

Guild842 (collaborative workspaces and co-working, located at 842 Raymond Ave.). Contact via

Ivy League Place, 475 Cleveland Ave. No., an office building with spaces ranging from 500 s.f. to 5,000 s.f. Contact: Larry Ludeman, Ludeman Real Estate, Inc., 612-872-6999

Midway Commercial Building (studio and retail space), commonly called the Triangle Building and located at Franklin/280 on University Ave.

Universe Building, 2161 University Ave - affordable commercial rental property. Rents range from $162/month for a 130-square-foot space to $2665/month for 2132 square feet. Contact Tori at 612-385-9105 or by email:

Prior Works, 755 Prior Avenue. This is the current name of the Orton Midway Complex/American Can Building. Home of Can Can Wonderland, Black Stack Brewing, the St. Paul Tool Library, and many other businesses (studio space and more). Contact Thomas Lelich Thomas Lelich

Scales Advertising/NJS Properties  - Refurbished brick and timber office and warehouse space with a loading dock at 2303 Wycliff St. Contact Bert Nielsen at 651-641-0226 

The Security Building (mostly office space, located at Raymond and University).

Update Company (mostly office with some industrial space in multiple locations throughout the Zone.)

Vandalia Tower (studio, retail and office space, Vandalia St. between University Ave. and I-94).

2388 University Ave W. Office spaces with an emphasis on healing arts professionals. Contact Bill Miller at 651-338-3269.

Minnesota Chemical building - The new owner of the Chemical Building (2285 Hampden Ave.) is looking to create an artist community. Studio space is available for $1/foot. The main floor will house a brewery, a potential distillery, and likely more retail. Free parking and access to outdoor space for events. Contact: Amy Reher 612-229-3873

Who can help me with my business or artistic endeavor?

COMPAS, located in the Creative Enterprise Zone, has been scheduling programs statewide for almost 50 years with participants of all ages at a wide variety of sites including schools, libraries, hospitals, older adult living facilities and many others. COMPAS has over 100 professional teaching artists who offer workshops, residencies and performances in a wide variety of art forms.

Neighborhood Development Center offers many services to help neighborhood entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations maximize their positive impact within their own communities

St. Thomas Small Business Development Center

SpringBoard for the Arts helps artists with everything from professional development to health care. Here's links to some of their resources for artists:

  • Opportunities Guide for Artists — A list of resources for calls for work, artist opportunities, jobs, and other non-grant related resources.

  • Grant Calendar for Artists — A list of resources for grants and funding opportunities for artists. This is not a grant database, but a directory of actively updated grant calendars and resources available for finding grant opportunities and information.

Living here: a few of the larger residential building





Carleton Lofts 

C&E Flats

C&E Lofts

Emerald Gardens

The Lyric at Carleton Place


Union Flats

Coming soon:

Guild842, one- to three-bedroom condominiums in a modern building at 842 Raymond (summer 2019 occupancy). Contact via

Moorhouse Commons (apartments) south of Franklin near the Minneapolis city line. Read more on