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North Star Lofts

Portland Avenue and Second Street South

Brighton Development Corporation worked with the city to develop three housing developments in the area known as the West Side Milling District, located on the downtown side of Mississippi River between Fifth and Chicago avenues. The projects include North Star Lofts, Stone Arch Lofts and the Washburn Lofts, which will be in the Utility building, one of several structures in the Washburn A Mill complex that was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1983 by the Secretary of the Interior. Renovation is complete on the North Star Lofts, and all units have been sold.


Brighton Development Corporation


$166,786—Metropolitan Livable Communities Act Grant*

City Investment:

 $2,570,000 in Tax Increment Financing

Total Development Cost: 


Number of Units:

37 units

Price Range: 

$140,000 to $750,000 per unit

Renovation Began: 

Spring 1998


Fall 1999


*Portion of $421,200 grant. Balance of funds used for Washburn Lofts

For Sales Information

Shel Hoffman at (612) 623-1199

Information subject to change.

May 2001

Last updated Oct 28, 2011



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