Home Tour marks 20 years celebrating city living
For the 20th year Minneapolis residents will open their homes to the public for the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour , a free, self-guided tour showcasing the quality and variety of city housing, with ideas for remodeling and redecorating. The tour, Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 1-5 p.m., will also feature an eco-tour, green construction, neighborhood tours and two homes remodeled through the City of Minneapolis’ Home Ownership Works (HOW) Program.
The eco-tour includes a solar installation for heating hot water, information about Energy Star ratings, the first LEED-certified home in Minneapolis (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and free compact fluorescent bulbs (while supplies last). The eco-tour is sponsored in part by the Center for Energy and Environment and the State Energy Information Office of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. There will also be information on geothermal heating and cooling systems, several homes demonstrating multiple elements of green remodeling, and a modular home custom-built in a factory to minimize waste.
The Home Tour will feature several neighborhood tours in MinneapolisLinden Hills, Willard-Hay, Folwell, Central and Prospect Parkas well as two homes that were substantially remodeled through the Citys HOW Program at 3207 Bryant Ave. N. and 2612 Plymouth Ave. N.
The Home Tour, which is managed by the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program , is one weekend earlier this year, to avoid conflict with other popular events.
April 10, 2007
Published Apr. 10, 2007