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Aeon proceeds with $100 million affordable housing project in Bloomington 2560 1023 UrbanWorks Architecture

Aeon proceeds with $100 million affordable housing project in Bloomington

via StarTribune Aeon, a Twin Cities nonprofit housing developer/manager, has signed final documents to proceed with construction on a $100 million-plus rental project in Bloomington. SoLo Apartments, a nod to its location in the city’s South Loop neighborhood, will include a new 172-unit rental building adjacent to a 306-unit apartment complex that’s also owned by…

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Proposal would bring 60 units of affordable housing to St. Louis Park 1061 481 UrbanWorks Architecture

Proposal would bring 60 units of affordable housing to St. Louis Park

via Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal An affordable housing project proposed near a future Green Line station is nearing St. Louis Park City Council approval. Nonprofit affordable housing developer Project for Pride in Living received Planning Commission approvals last week for a 60-unit project with 120 beds three blocks from the Woodale Avenue Station that is…

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Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2019 honorees 1120 1120 UrbanWorks Architecture

Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2019 honorees

via Finance & Commerce Minnesota’s builders were bustling in 2019 as they remodeled or built hotels, libraries and a soccer stadium, among many other projects. From among this impressive collection of projects, an independent panel selected 50 honorees for Finance & Commerce’s annual Top Projects awards. Irvine Exchange               200 Exchange St. S., St. Paul Owner: Schafer…

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St. Louis Park church plans to sell property to PPL for 80 affordable units 1348 744 UrbanWorks Architecture

St. Louis Park church plans to sell property to PPL for 80 affordable units

via Sun Sailor With support for affordable housing making up part of its mission, Union Congregational Church has decided to work with nonprofit developer Project for Pride in Living to provide 80 such units on property owned by the congregation. The St. Louis Park church would maintain the building that contains its sanctuary on the…

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Twin Cities apartment developers add ‘entertainment suites’ to woo downsizing boomers 1200 800 UrbanWorks Architecture

Twin Cities apartment developers add ‘entertainment suites’ to woo downsizing boomers

via Star Tribune When Mike Green’s youngest son went off to college, he swapped a five-bedroom house in Excelsior for a suburban apartment that’s about a third as big. Still, he managed to wedge his dining table into the space, but not his leather sectional. “It was humongous and looked really silly in here,” Green…

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Project for a Pride in Living’s Maya Commons is underway 924 491 UrbanWorks Architecture

Project for a Pride in Living’s Maya Commons is underway

via Finance & Commerce No one can accuse Project for a Pride in Living of not getting the most out of the former Bunge grain elevator site in northeast Minneapolis. The nonprofit Minneapolis developer, also known as PPL Properties, ceremonially broke ground Wednesday (having begun construction in July) on Maya Commons, the fifth and final…

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Senior housing developers partner with Minneapolis’ Bryn Mawr neighborhood 2560 1813 UrbanWorks Architecture

Senior housing developers partner with Minneapolis’ Bryn Mawr neighborhood

via Star Tribune Hundreds of apartments for seniors could rise in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis, without the conflict that often accompanies new developments in old neighborhoods. Read More

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Raising the Bar 1728 2160 UrbanWorks Architecture

Raising the Bar

via Architecture MN “No building type has garnered more design criticism in recent years than the apartment building, with much of the fault-finding centered on neighborhood-scale issues and overuse of material collage in the design of facades. In the following pages, Architecture MN highlights two new multifamily projects that aim to hit the design trifecta:…

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North Loop plan flips to affordable rentals 2000 1406 UrbanWorks Architecture

North Loop plan flips to affordable rentals

“Minneapolis-based Schafer Richardson has scrapped its plans to convert a nearly century-old warehouse in Minneapolis’ North Loop district into offices and will instead build 104 income-restricted rentals.” via Star Tribune : Read More

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95-unit, co-op style housing slated for Como neighborhood 3840 2160 UrbanWorks Architecture

95-unit, co-op style housing slated for Como neighborhood

via Minnesota Daily “A co-op development coming to the Southeast Como neighborhood will feature affordable units and offer students a say in how the building is run. Riverton Community Housing will develop a 95-unit, cooperative residential building called the Brook Avenue Co-op on 1220 Brook Ave in SE Como, adjacent to the Bunge Tower. Co-op…

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