Monthly Archives: June 2015

SLUC: Nominate a Great Place for 2014

The Sensible Land Use Coalition, a non-profit educational organization representing public and private sector land use professionals, is accepting nominations for its 3rd Annual Great Places Initiative Design Awards. Nomination deadline is July 24, 2015. For more information and nomination materials, go to and click on “Nominate a Great Place for 2014.”

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Converting Mill Space into Affordable Housing in the Twin Cities

By Beth Mattson-Teig June 10, 2015 Minneapolis-based Dominium is cooking up a new use for the former Pillsbury flour mill complex on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Four buildings on the 3.2-acre (1.3 ha) site are being transformed into the A-Mill Artist Lofts, a 251-unit affordable housing project that will serve working artists. Completed in 1881, the Pillsbury A-Mill was recognized as the largest flour mill in the world for some 40 years. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966, the building remained a working … Read More

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MN Challenge: Addressing Affordable Housing Needs in Minneapolis/St. Paul

In Minnesota, roughly 600,000 households are considered “cost burdened,” meaning the people living in these households spend more than 30 percent of their monthly income on rent or a mortgage payment. This number translates to roughly 30 percent of the state’s 2.1 million households. The affordable housing currently in place through federal and state subsidies falls far short of the need, says Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal. Read the full report here.

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