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An aesthetically pleasing parking ramp 2500 1667 UrbanWorks Architecture

An aesthetically pleasing parking ramp

via Southwest Journal After I graduated from college, I worked at an architectural firm in San Francisco for a couple years. The architects there used to make fun of what they called the city’s “beauty contest” for new development. Architectural renderings were submitted to the city by developers and then evaluated on how the proposed…

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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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MPS Center for Adult Learning 2500 1591 UrbanWorks Architecture

MPS Center for Adult Learning

via Architect Magazine Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) developed a new Center for Adult Learning located on Lake Street near Hiawatha Avenue. It is specifically designed for two of its programs: Adult Education, which connects individuals to the skills, supports, and opportunities they need to gain stability, self-sufficiency, a career path, and contribute to society as…

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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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$11.2 million Minneapolis project to help house homeless 1271 668 UrbanWorks Architecture

$11.2 million Minneapolis project to help house homeless

via Twin Cities Pioneer Press Work has begun on a downtown Minneapolis complex designed to put people who are homeless into affordable apartments. A ceremony to celebrate the construction of Park7, which includes 61-unit studio apartments, is planned for Tuesday afternoon. The $11.2 million project in the 600 block of Seventh Street downtown is expected to…

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Kraus-Anderson Preps for $20M Upscale Apartments in St. Paul 1063 693 UrbanWorks Architecture

Kraus-Anderson Preps for $20M Upscale Apartments in St. Paul

via Twin Cities Business Kraus-Anderson Development today announced that it has begun tearing down a vacant office building in St. Paul to make way for a 92-unit upscale apartment building. The firm is redeveloping the former Capital Professional Office Building at 590 Park Street in St. Paul’s Capitol Heights neighborhood. Kraus-Anderson built the original structure…

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YouthLink and Downtown View Apartments Wins Merit Award 3600 2400 UrbanWorks Architecture

YouthLink and Downtown View Apartments Wins Merit Award

via AIA Minnesota AIA Minneapolis has announced the 2019 Merit Award recipients which includes YouthLink and Downtown View. Youthlink is a non-profit organization that works with homeless youth, ages 16-23. Located in downtown Minneapolis, they have over 40 years of experience connecting young people with resources and support – be it a hot shower or warm meal, assistance with…

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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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Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments took a village to build it 2560 1449 UrbanWorks Architecture

Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments took a village to build it

via Finance and Commerce It took 10 years and complex financing, but a 75-unit affordable and sustainable housing development is finally open on a busy corner of north Minneapolis. The $18 million Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments, at 617 Lowry Ave. N., was developed by Minneapolis-based Project for Pride in Living. On Wednesday, the developer and other supporters celebrated…

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