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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 19 developers to build 104 homes, 71 have sold, 25 are under construction or will soon begin construction, surpassing our goal of 100 homes.

The green homes are 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 will complement the older, classic homes in these neighborhoods.

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.

Green Homes North is in its’ last phase of development. Please visit the Minneapolis Homes page for available new construction homes funded by the City of Minneapolis.

Green Homes North Houses to be Built

Homes are listed by the developer constructing each property. Please contact the developer for property specific information and completion dates. Properties will need to be purchased from the developer once construction has been completed.





Kayak Properties, Inc
  • 1511 Queen Ave N
  • 4847 6th St N
  • 706 Newton Ave N
  • 2018 Upton Ave N

Ibiza, LLC
  • 4634 Aldrich Ave N

City of Lakes Community Land Trust
  • 1505 Russell Ave N

Noor Development Group, LLC
  • 3454 Knox Ave N

Urban HomeWorks, Inc
  • 1320 Knox Ave N
  • 2718 Thomas Ave N

Homes Minnesota LLC
  • 3016 Knox Ave N
  • 4754 Camden Ave N


Singular Development Resources, Inc
  • 3627 Emerson Ave N
  • 4522 Aldrich Ave N

SM+RT Homes
  • 2034 James Ave N
  • 2038 James Ave N
  • 2610 Newton Ave N






















Kevin Knase, Senior Project Coordinator at 612-673-5231.

Last updated Nov 21, 2018



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