Snelling Yards Development is an intergenerational campus of senior and workforce affordable housing, transforming a former municipal public works site in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. The campus is a partnership of Ecumen, a nonprofit provider of senior housing and services, and developers Lupe Development Partners and Wall Companies.
Phase one, The Hillock, includes 100 units of affordable housing for seniors. The community includes 11 units for homeless veterans, and units are reserved for seniors earning between 30 percent and 60 percent of the area median income.
Phase 2 will add 90 to 100 units of family and workforce housing to complement the site.
Planned amenities include walking paths through rain gardens, outdoor picnic areas, bicycle parking, fitness and business centers, dog run, visiting clinic space, community room and community gardens.