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Green Homes North is an initiative of the City of Minneapolis and several partners which will build 100 energy efficient homes over five years to revitalize neighborhoods in North Minneapolis. Launched in 2012, funding has been awarded to nine developers to build 57 homes to date: 24 have sold, 3 are currently on the market, 16 are under construction, and 15 are expected to begin construction this summer.

The green homes will be constructed to the Minnesota Green Communities Standards as developed by the State of Minnesota or certified as LEED for Home with high efficiency mechanical systems, Energy Star appliances and lighting, and durable exterior construction.

Building new, green, energy efficient and sustainable housing on available City owned vacant lots will build area market value, add a boost to the Northside housing market, and increase confidence of current owners. These green homes offer an affordable housing alternative and will complement the older, classic homes in these neighborhoods. The Green Homes North program gives buyers another reason to discover the diverse neighborhoods of North.

Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis down payment and closing cost assistance will be available to income eligible home buyers this spring.

GHN 3101 6th


424 31st Avenue North

GHN 424 31st


428 31st Avenue North

GHN 428 31st


3101 6th Street

Green Materials

Green materials may include: Energy Star appliances; LP SmartSide (an engineered, environmental friendly wood siding) exteriors; Energy Star windows or Andersen double or triple glazed windows; low VOC paints; green label carpets; low flow plumbing fixtures; dual flush toilets; WaterSense labeled products; continuously active ventilation systems; engineered heating and cooling systems; whole house air exchanger systems; compact fluorescent light bulbs; concrete that has a 40% fly ash content;, Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) foundations; 95% efficient power vented furnaces and power vented water heaters; programmable thermostats and water heaters. 65% of construction waste from job sites will be recycled. Properties will be finished with trees and landscaping with the additional objective of surface storm water management and water reuse.

Hawthorne Eco Village

The Green Homes North project was inspired by the successful Hawthorne Eco Village project. One third of the Green Home North homes are located in the Hawthorne Eco Village.

Green Homes North Homes Now Under Construction

3963 Colfax Avenue North 
3830 Colfax Avenue North

3241 Russell Ave North*

3319 Fremont Avenue North 

3018 4th Street North 
3020 4th Street North 
3101 6th Street North 
3107 6th Street North 
329 31st Avenue North 
610 31st Avenue North
2950 Bryant Avenue North*
316 30th Avenue North*

401 Logan Avenue North 
409 Logan Avenue North 

2727 3rd Street North*
2822 Bryant Avenue North*
2901 Bryant Avenue North*

2530 James Avenue North 
2511 James Avenue North 
2501 James Avenue North
2611 James Avenue North 
2025 3rd Avenue North 
2635 James Avenue North*
3022 Morgan Avenue North*
2918 Logan Avenue North*
2639 James Avenue North*

Lind Bohanon
4700 Bryant Avenue North #1*
4700 Bryant Avenue North #2*

3510 Colfax Avenue North*
3514 Colfax Avenue North*
3522 4th Street North*

Near North
1811 Girard Avenue North*

Shingle Creek
5201 Oliver Avenue North 
5200 Penn Avenue North

4101 James Avenue North*

2510 Plymouth Avenue North 
2506 Plymouth Avenue North 
2500 Plymouth Avenue North 
2426 Plymouth Avenue North
1317 Sheridan Avenue North
2014 Upton Avenue North*
2622 Plymouth Avenue North*
1352 Thomas Avenue North*

*Round three Green Homes North homes to be built 2014. Please check back for additional information.

Contact Cherie Shoquist, Principal Project Coordinator at (612) 673-5078. 

Last updated Mar 24, 2015