Artist space V2 will wrap up its short stint in the Kelly Springfield Building (former Value Village) on 11th Avenue at the end of the year.
Velocity Dance Center, the Capitol Hill Arts District and One Reel partnered to repurpose the vacant Value Village store at 1525 11th Ave., working with property owner Legacy Commercial to provide 30,000 square feet of art space in Capitol Hill.
Velocity artistic director Tonya Lockyer tells the Capitol Hill Times that Legacy Commercial will begin transitioning the space for redevelopment in January.
Legacy Commercial went before the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council on Oct. 17, requesting critique of its latest design. The two-story landmarked building will be preserved, and three stories of office space will be added on top, with a five-story extension in the south adjacent parking lot. Developers still need approval from the Early Design Review Board.
V2 will participate in the final Capitol Hill Art Walk on Dec. 8, and there will be a closing party Saturday, Dec. 17, according to Lockyer.
The season of V2 will close out with another Punk Rock Flea Market Dec. 20-22. PRFM ran a flea market at V2 back in June, having to give up its original spot. For the holiday flea market, 119 vendors spots will be available, which is less than the summer market, due to crowding, according to PRFM.