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One mom made Cornerstone Creek development for disabled adults a reality

via Star Tribune “The inspiration for Linda Bialick’s first — and last — development project was born decades before the first bulldozer arrived on the job site. Thirty years ago, after her daughter was born with Down syndrome, the stay-at-home mom began to realize that children with developmental disabilities didn’t have the same educational, social…

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New Cornerstone Creek apartments may be first of their kind

via Finance & Commerce “Earlier this year, Jewish Housing and Programming members and a nonprofit co-developer opened an apartment complex that they believe is the first independent housing of its kind for adults with developmental disabilities. The 45-unit Cornerstone Creek complex…in Golden Valley, was designed with a focus on “creating community,” said lead architect David…

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Hennepin County awards nearly $5M in housing grants

via Finance & Commerce “Hennepin County has chosen 16 projects within its borders for grants fostering transit-oriented development and affordable housing. On May 2, the county’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority awarded $2.75 million to projects that promise to create affordable housing, and gave $2.2 million to developments springing up along transit lines.” Among the projects receiving…

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Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2016

via Finance & Commerce Finance & Commerce has announced their Top Projects of 2016. 2700 University, a “New mixed-use luxury apartment development with affordable units on the Green Line light rail line” is among the 2016 honorees. “A panel of judges looked at the degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors…

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J-HAP Changes Housing for Developmentally Disabled Adults

via “What’s inside the four-month-old building…is a community and agency that is unique to the Twin Cities – and possibly the country.” Cornerstone Creek is an affordable housing building that’s the home to Jewish Housing and Programming (J-HAP), the 10-year-old agency that is part of the team that opened the 45-unit apartment building in January…

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Artspace Hastings River Lofts “Hard Hat Tour” Featured in Video

via Hastings Community TV Artspace, along with Loeffler Construction and Consulting, gave a “hard hat tour” of Artspace Hastings River Lofts to show the construction progress, spectacular views, and a sense of what it will be like for future residents. Hastings Community TV documented the tour and included floor plans, unit renderings, and other useful information in…

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New apartments come in very small packages

Via Park Bugle “Micro dwellings have been defined as fully equipped self-contained housing units that are somewhere around 350 square feet in floor area. The idea got its start in high-demand urban areas in both the United States and abroad, where housing pressures and skyrocketing rents have a long and grim history. Now the trend…

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Aeon aims to triple output of affordable rentals

via Finance & Commerce “Aeon is thinking big when it comes to building affordable housing in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis-based nonprofit developer said Tuesday it wants to triple its annual output of new affordable housing units to help meet the area’s growing need for modestly priced places to live. ‘Aeon has to find creative…

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Artspace on track for July opening

via Hastings Star Gazette “The third and final floor is staring to take shape at the top of the new Artspace Hastings Lofts building on the east end of downtown. Thanks to a milder winter and pre-project assessments, construction work is progressing right on time.” “The project features 37 live/work affordable apartments designed with artists…

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UrbanWorks’ Designing with Color Featured in Nichiha Video Blog

via Nichiha Fiber Cement “Colorful projects across a downtown landscape… discover how UrbanWorks Architecture has colored the Minneapolis skyline! Watch Nichiha‘s recent vlog to learn more about how UrbanWorks’ architects design with color and explore several standout projects.” UrbanWorks is thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate in Nichiha‘s video interview (vlog) that featured…

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