Shotgun Row is the rehabilitation of 6 existing “shotgun” style homes, a historic housing type common in the South. The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington obtained the properties and sought to create artist live/work spaces within the existing approximate 1,000 square foot footprints. Drawing Dept developed a prototype floor plan that allowed for a studio space to co-exist with the living and sleeping spaces of the residence. The prototype plan proved to be incredibly durable as subsequent buyers were able to make slight modifications to fit their individual needs, including ADA accessibility.
Selling immediately after construction, the residences have been highly sought after by people wishing to simplify, downsize and live near a vibrant, walkable urban area. Shotgun Row helped to reclaim a deserted portion of the city that now includes a sculpture garden, urban agriculture resources and is spurring additional development.