Snelling Yards Development approved by Minneapolis Planning Commission
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
The Minneapolis Planning Commission approved plans for Snelling Yards, a new intergenerational development with over 200 units of affordable housing in the Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN.
The development is a joint-venture of Lupe Development Partners, Wall Companies and Ecumen to redevelop a Minneapolis Public Works site along Snelling Avenue between E 44th Street and E 45th Street, into affordable housing. Pope Architects has been collaborating with the development team since 2017.
The first building, Snelling Yards South, will include 100 units of affordable senior housing with feature studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Amenities within the building will include a fitness center, community room and bike room.
The second building, Snelling Yards North, will include 110 units of workforce affordable housing with studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Amenities within the building will include a community room, business center, fitness center and bike room.
Outdoor amenities, shared by both buildings include a large entry promenade, community engagement garden, raised rain gardens, a courtyard food garden and multiple outdoor patios.
The project will also include a public connection to a future greenway that is proposed to run along the project site.
Learn more from this June 18, 2020 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal article. [subscription required]