Minneapolis receives Livable Communities grants
The Metropolitan Council recently announced $2.7 million in Livable Communities grants for polluted site clean up, including five grants for Minneapolis projects:
- Park Avenue Lofts—$419,000 for soil remediation on a 5.35-acre parcel at Park Avenue between Washington Avenue South and Second Street. Redevelopment plans include 28 condominiums and underground parking.
- Eat Street Flats and Market—$288,706 for soil remediation and asbestos abatement at First Avenue South and Franklin Avenue. Project goals include a four-story building with a pharmacy and other commercial space on the first level and three levels of condominiums above.
- Hiawatha Business Center—$168,200 for soil remediation on a five-acre parcel at 28th Street and Hiawatha Avenue. Redevelopment plans include a 60,200-square-foot multi-tenant industrial building.
- Greenway Terrace—$161,430 to clean up contaminants from former railroad activity at 2850 Cedar Ave. S. adjacent to the Midtown Greenway. Redevelopment plans include a 26-unit, three-level condominium building with underground parking.
- 2037 Riverside Avenue—$8,904 to assist with asbestos and lead abatement for the reuse of a building for a Jimmie John’s Gourmet Sandwiches store.
To be eligible to apply for grants, cities must participate in the Livable Communities Grant Program, which provides funding for lifecycle housing and development that promotes efficiency, and is walkable and transit-friendly.
Published Jul. 5, 2005