Rivers Edge Apartments and Studio for the Arts


Salisbury, MD Completed 2015
Project Highlights
  • 120,000 sf, 90 units
  • New Construction
  • Developed by Osprey Property Group
  • Anticipating Enterprise Green Communities Certification
  • Energy Star Certified
  • United Needs and Abilities
Awards
  • 2015 Innovation Award, Maryland AHC
  • 2017 Second Place Architectural Design Award - New Construction, AHC

An Artists’ Village.

Located on the banks of the Wicomico River, Rivers Edge Apartments and Studio for the Arts provides artists and those in the disabled community with affordable housing in an idyllic setting. Designed with the Eastern Shore’s artist community in mind, Rivers Edge provides its residents with numerous amenities to inspire creativity. Mike Dyer, CEO of United Needs and Abilities, understands the importance of connecting these two communities: “We had never considered the concept of bringing together persons with disabilities and artists. What a fantastic idea! Artists residing at Rivers Edge have an excellent opportunity to give back to the community by sharing their gifts with persons with disabilities.”

The community room provides residents with views out to the river and downtown Salisbury through an 18 foot wide glass retractable wall. Residents can host art exhibits and parties in this space while fully experiencing life along the river.

Significantly, the community features a 2,300 sf art studio and gallery space, outfitted with a mobile stage, ample storage for art supplies, lockers for personal use, artwork display area, and abundant work space. The building infuses art into every feature, even through its aptly named unit plans: Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, and Leonardo da Vinci.

The community’s three buildings create a “village commons” that fronts the river and connects to the river walk that leads to downtown Salisbury.

Community amenities also include a library, fitness center, business center, and outdoor playground. In keeping with the communal spirit, residents are encouraged to lead classes and workshops to share with expertise with the community at large.