Stahl Construction is working with the Center for Performing Arts (CFPA) to expand the arts organization’s St. Paul facility.
With several performance venues closing throughout the Twin Cities the past few years, office, meeting and performance space for arts and community-based tenants has been limited. To address this demand, Stahl partnered with CFPA as a development consultant on the project and brought Alliiance, a full-service architecture and design firm in Minneapolis, onto the team to produce the design of the center’s expansion.
The project is a four-story, 20,000-square-foot modern addition featuring two performance spaces connected to an existing building constructed in 1923. The existing building is 15,000 square feet, which includes studios, dance and rehearsal space, offices, meeting and living spaces. The expansion will provide studio space for expanded education programming, events and performance rental space.
CFPA is currently the home base for local artists and community members to assemble in their neighborhood and share expertise, develop collaboratively and expand their skillsets in a variety of disciplines from music therapy and dance classes to gong baths. With the consolidation of available artist spaces available in South Minneapolis, space at CFPA has been increasing in demand over recent years.
“The CFPA expansion is a unique opportunity that we are thrilled to be a part of,” says Frank Clark, Director of Strategy and Development with Stahl. “We’re proud to help CFPA deliver their mission in this new space that combines arts, culture, and entrepreneurship all while strengthening community diversity and vitality and remaining accessible to artists and their families.”
Construction is anticipated to begin in August 2020 for completion in early 2021.