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118 AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS COMING TO HOLLAND NEIGHBORHOOD

118 affordable apartments will be complete in just a few months in the Holland neighborhood.

Hook & Ladder Apartments is currently under construction at 2320 Jefferson Street NE. That’s just down the block from the planned market-rate apartment project that we reported on earlier this week (you can read about that project here). When Hook & Ladder is complete later this Fall the project will include two residential buildings, one standing five stories tall and the other three stories. 

Residents who live at Hook & Ladder will need to meet the requirement that their household income is 60% of the area median income or below.

Units within the buildings will range in size and include one, two and three-bedroom layouts.  

One unique aspect of the project is that the taller building has been designed in a way that is consistent with Green Communities requirements (think water saving fixtures, green materials, etc) while the shorter building has been designed to comply with Passive House Certification.

What is Passive House Certification exactly? Buildings that meet the requirements are designed so that they are ultra-tight and high insulated. In the end this ensures that the building consumes less energy for heating and cooling while also improving the overall air quality. 

Residents of the two buildings will have access to shared amenities including a courtyard spanning between the two buildings, an outdoor children’s play area, a dog run and garden plots. Amenities within the three-story building will include a large community room, a fitness center, a library and business center. The five-story building will have a ground floor bike storage room and will also have access to the amenities within the three-story building.

118 parking spaces are included within the entire project. 59 are located on one underground level beneath the three-story building while there are 15 covered and 44 uncovered spots located on a surface parking lot that is accessible off Jefferson Avenue.  

Hook & Ladder Apartments is being developed by Newport Midwest and The Landon Group. The building was designed by LHB Corp and Wenck Associates.  

 

ARTSPACE PLANS AFFORDABLE ARTIST APARTMENTS

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Artspace is planning more affordable artist apartments in Minneapolis, this time in the Harrison neighborhood.

Northside Artspace Lofts will be built on a site that is currently home to a warehouse located at 221 Irving Avenue N. Once complete the building will stand 5-stories tall and will feature commercial space, amenity space and 100 affordable apartments for working artists.

The ground floor of the building will house the lobby, a 2,565 square commercial space, three art studios, two large common studios, a dance/exercise room and a large community room. Floors two through five will house the residential units. 104 parking spaces will be located on the ground floor and one underground level of the building.

Units within the building will range in size and will include studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.

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10 of the 26 three-bedroom units will be available to those with project-based section 8 vouchers. 70 of the units within the building will be available to households with an income at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). 20 units within the project will be reserved for households within an income at or below 50 percent of the AMI and ten units will be reserved for households with an income at or below 30 percent of the AMI. 

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One exciting aspect of the project is that the commercial space has already been leased to Juxtaposition Arts. They’re a local youth oriented non-profit visual art center that is known for their community collaborations, studio classes and workshops, public mural programs, art exhibitions and more. Talk about the perfect tenant for a project like this.  

The team working on Northside Artspace Lofts includes Collage Architects, Wellington Management, Artspace, LHB and Wenck.

Construction on the project is anticipated to begin later this year.