Minneapolis Homes: City-owned vacant structures for sale
Vacant structures owned by the City of Minneapolis are available for purchase for rehabilitation.
When available, vacant structures are posted here: it is required to attend an open house to submit an offer for a vacant structure.
- Available structures for rehab (PDF)
- Summary Guide (PDF): summarizes the six steps to purchasing City property
- Program Manual (PDF): explains the process for purchasing a vacant structure from the City
- Required Scope (PDF): all homes must be rehabilitated to this standard
Submitting an Offer
Offers can be e-mailed to [email protected] or hard copies submitted to:
City of Minneapolis - CPED
105 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
ATTN: Minneapolis Homes
After offers are submitted, there is typically a 90 day review and approval process by the Residential and Real Estate Development staff and the Minneapolis City Council.
Below are sample offers to purchase that can help applicants ensure they have completely filled out the offer documents
- Example Offer 1: a rehabilitation proposal from residents that plans to live in the property as their primary home.
Applicants are encouraged to research properties thoroughly. Below are links to resources that could be of assistance:
- Property Info: for information about the building, zoning, sales, inspections, tax, assessment, and license history connected to a property.
- Minneapolis Zoning Code: for information about the allowable uses within different zoning designations click on “Primary Zoning Districts”.
- Major public works improvement projects: lots located along streets with major improvements planned may have future assessments. Contact the Public Works department for more information.
- Topographic maps: the City of Minneapolis encourages development of accessible or visitable housing on sites with suitable topography.
- Drafters available for scope writing: a list of drafting and specification writing businesses familiar with the City of Minneapolis’ plan review process.
For more information contact Matthew Ramadan, (612) 673-5262.
Last updated Apr 20, 2019