Minneapolis receives $243,000 in cleanup grants
Recently, the City of Minneapolis was awarded livable communities grants from the Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account program to clean up three brownfield sites in the city:
- Master/2112 Broadway--$70,800 for abatement of asbestos and lead-based paint. The 1.4-acre site includes an existing building that will serve as incubator rental space for 10 to 15 new businesses.
- The Bridge--$51,000 for abatement of asbestos and lead-based paint at a site that will be used to develop supportive housing for homeless youth. The project is located a block west of Hennepin Avenue between downtown and uptown.
- Van Cleve Court--$121,500 for soil remediation at a three-acre site at 1932 12th Ave. SE where Project for Pride in Living (PPL) is building housing, including affordable housing.
To be eligible to apply and compete for funding, cities must participate in the
Livable Communities program, now in its 11th year. More than 100 metro area communities participate in the program, which also provides funding for housing affordable to households with low and moderate incomes, and for development that promotes efficient land use and connections between housing, jobs, transit and other services.
View Metropolitan Council grant recipient list
July 11, 2006
Published Jul. 11, 2006