Minneapolis receives Met Council grants
City of Lakes Community Land Trust--$100,000 to help make six homes in the city more affordable by including the properties in a land trust. The land trust provides permanent affordability to households with members who live and work in Minneapolis but who are unable to afford to own a home using conventional means.
Van Cleve Court--$1,334,523 to help with improvements on a three-plus acre parcel at 901 13 th Ave. SE near the University of Minnesota that will be used for mixed-income housing. The development will include townhomes and condominiums, Habitat for Humanity homes and other affordable housing, including supportive housing for single adults. The project also includes on-site social and job services.
Longfellow Station Project--$934,523 to help remove deteriorated grain elevators near the 38 th Street Light Rail Transit station, which will allow the development of a mixed-use, transit-oriented project at 3815 Hiawatha that includes nearly 300 units of housing, commercial space, structured parking and pedestrian connections.
Currie Park Lofts and Station Place--$341,341 to help make improvements to streets connecting the Cedar-Riverside Light Rail Transit Station with Currie Park and Cedar Avenue, supporting the first phase of a mixed-income housing and retail development at 415/515 15 th Ave. S.
The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency serving the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area.
The Minnesota Legislature created the Livable Communities Act (LCA) in 1995. ( See statute. ) The LCA is a voluntary, incentive-based approach to help the Twin Cities metropolitan area address affordable and lifecycle housing needs while providing funds to communities to assist them in carrying out their development plans.
December 19, 2006
Published Dec. 19, 2006