MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Construction is kicking into gear for what is being called an “attainable” housing development in south Minneapolis.
The building is in the south Minneapolis neighborhood of Ventura Village at the intersection of Park Avenue South and East Franklin Avenue.READ MORE: Minnesota Child Care Providers Now Eligible For Direct Payments Under Recovery Program
Owner Tashitaa Tuffa has been working on the project since the winter of 2017; though initially the plans were make it available in 2018, it came to a grinding halt when the general contractor filed for bankruptcy. Now, the project looks to be be completed in the first half of 2021.
The Park and Franklin Lofts will have a variety of apartments of different sizes. It will have nine 3-bedrooms, eight 2-bedrooms, 13 1-bedrooms, and 13 studio apartments.READ MORE: Rising COVID Cases Amid Delta Variant Put Minnesota School Plans In Flux
Minneapolis Jacob Frey and City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins praised the project, as the building is privately funded. One of the project’s goals, according to developer Patrick McGlynn, is to show that attainable housing options can be created without public financing.
“You’ve brought a development project to a neighborhood that is deserving of it,” said Frey to Tufaa.MORE NEWS: Richard Mouneu Charged With Robbery After Allegedly Threatening Walmart Employee, Taking Cash
“There’s plenty of luxury apartment and condo buildings in Minneapolis – especially downtown – but hardly any new attainably priced housing that working families can afford,” said Tufaa.