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Green Homes North is an initiative of the City of Minneapolis and several partners which will build 100 energy efficient homes over five years to revitalize neighborhoods in North Minneapolis. Launched in 2012, funding has been awarded to nine developers to build 55 homes to date: 32 have sold, 23 are currently on the market or are under construction.

The green homes will be constructed to the Minnesota Green Communities Standards as developed by the State of Minnesota or certified as LEED for Home with high efficiency mechanical systems, Energy Star appliances and lighting, and durable exterior construction.

Building new, green, energy efficient and sustainable housing on available City owned vacant lots will build area market value, add a boost to the Northside housing market, and increase confidence of current owners. These green homes offer an affordable housing alternative and will complement the older, classic homes in these neighborhoods. The Green Homes North program gives buyers another reason to discover the diverse neighborhoods of North.

GHN 3101 6th


424 31st Avenue North

GHN 424 31st


428 31st Avenue North

GHN 428 31st


3101 6th Street

Green Materials

Green materials may include: Energy Star appliances; LP SmartSide (an engineered, environmental friendly wood siding) exteriors; Energy Star windows or Andersen double or triple glazed windows; low VOC paints; green label carpets; low flow plumbing fixtures; dual flush toilets; WaterSense labeled products; continuously active ventilation systems; engineered heating and cooling systems; whole house air exchanger systems; compact fluorescent light bulbs; concrete that has a 40% fly ash content;, Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) foundations; 95% efficient power vented furnaces and power vented water heaters; programmable thermostats and water heaters. 65% of construction waste from job sites will be recycled. Properties will be finished with trees and landscaping with the additional objective of surface storm water management and water reuse.

Hawthorne Eco Village

The Green Homes North project was inspired by the successful Hawthorne Eco Village project. One third of the Green Home North homes are located in the Hawthorne Eco Village.

Green Homes North Homes Now Under Construction

3519 Dupont Avenue North
3539 Fremont Avenue North 

2727 3rd Street North
2822 Bryant Avenue North
2945 Bryant Avenue North
2950 Bryant Avenue North
2627 Dupont Avenue North
2915 4th Street North

2517 James Avenue North
2635 James Avenue North
2918 Logan Avenue North
2719 Irving Avenue North
2958 Knox Avenue North
3011 Knox Avenue North
3100 Newton Avenue North
3115 Sheridan Avenue North

Lind Bohanon
4700 Bryant Avenue North
4704 Bryant Avenue North

3510 Colfax Avenue North
3514 Colfax Avenue North
3607 Bryant Avenue North

Shingle Creek
5200 Penn Avenue North

2014 Upton Avenue North
2622 Plymouth Avenue North

*Round four Green Homes North homes to be built 2015. Please check back for additional information.

Contact Cherie Shoquist, Principal Project Coordinator at (612) 673-5078. 

Last updated Sep 29, 2015