Midwest HFAs Focus on Foreclosures
For many Midwest cities, the recent foreclosure crisis has made an already bad situation much worse.
Turning a Corner
MINNEAPOLIS -- After two freeways cut off the Phillips neighborhood from Minneapolis' central business district in the 1960s, businesses there either failed or left—and the area turned into a hotbed for drug trafficking and prostitution.
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The Minneapolis metro area is one of the top five in the Midwest in terms of vacancy rates, ending 2007 at 4.2 percent, the metro’s best vacancy rate since 2001. The area is forecast to have a 4.5 vacancy rate in 2008.
St. PAUL—The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (Minnesota Housing) continues to increase its emphasis on green and sustainable design standards in the 2008 qualified allocation plan (QAP).
BEST HISTORIC REHAB PROJECT: Midtown Exchange a Stabilizing Force
MINNEAPOLIS—The Midtown Exchange Apartments, a 219-unit development located within the massive Midtown Exchange building in South Minneapolis, has had a stabilizing effect on its neighborhood.
Office Lighting Quality Paper Available
A summary of "The Perception of Lighting Quality in a Non-Uniformly Lit Office Environment," a research paper published in 1999, is now available to designers and architects on the University of Minnesota's InformeDesign website, a database of design-related research summaries.
Revamping Around Transit
MINNEAPOLIS Dale Joel is hoping that a workforce housing development will be just the beginning of a massive mixed-use, transit-oriented development that will transform a south Minneapolis neighborhood.
Grain Site Goes Green
MINNEAPOLIS - The 20-story grain elevator towering above a southeast Minneapolis neighborhood isn’t going anywhere.
MINNEAPOLIS Kingsley Commons, one of only three apartment communities in the country specifically designed for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), recently opened in the northern section of the city. The project is the result of a joint effort by the Minnesota chapter of the National MS Society...