Winter 2012 Housing Development Updates
New Housing Opens in St. Paul
Construction in St. Paul has been completed on PPL’s 44-unit complex of affordable housing called Fort Road Flats. Set in the Highland Park neighborhood, residents will have access to PPL’s onsite support services and youth development programming. Ten units at Fort Road Flats have been reserved for families who have experienced long-term homelessness, with case management provided by Catholic Charities. Residents begin moving in this December.
New For-Sale Homes Coming to Hawthorne EcoVillage
Situated on a four block cluster in north Minneapolis, the EcoVillage is the incubator for our sustainable affordable housing efforts, making “green living” affordable. PPL has already completed and sold four single family homes in this multi-year development, including one that is Platinum LEED certified. Construction has begun on two new single-family homes in the Hawthorne EcoVillage, scheduled for completion in Summer 2013.
PPL is also partnering with the City of Minneapolis’ Green Homes North program to develop additional new homes in the EcoVillage. The program provides homebuyers with newly constructed homes on City-owned vacant lots that incorporate environmentally-friendly design elements. In total, five homes will be built in the EcoVillage through the Green Homes North program: three by PPL and two by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
PPL Continues Foreclosure Recovery Work Across Twin Cities
PPL has begun renovations to another four previously-foreclosed properties in north Minneapolis as part of the national Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), which restores foreclosed properties into livable housing. This round of construction will make an additional 24 apartments available for rent in the Spring of 2013. PPL recently completed NSP renovations to 24 units of affordable housing in Minneapolis and 12 units in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul.