The Rose

Format
Full

City
Minneapolis

State/Province
MN

Country
USA

Metro Area
Minneapolis–Saint Paul

Project Type
Multifamily Rental

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Multifamily Rental Housing

Keywords
Green building
Healthy place features
Living building challenge
Mixed-income housing
Sustainable development

Site Size
2.3 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2001

Date Opened
2015

The Rose is a 90-unit mixed-income apartment project, part of a multiphase redevelopment project that includes 47 affordable units and 43 market-rate units in a two building configuration. The Rose is also an example of an ambitious effort to build sustainably, and the developer has set out to meet many of the stringent sustainability standards of the Living Building Challenge within three to five years of opening. Unlike many sustainable buildings, the Rose kept overall construction costs generally in line with comparable affordable housing projects. The Rose succeeds at balancing the aspirational requirements of green building with the need to be cost-efficient and replicable across the affordable housing industry.

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Format
Full

City
Minneapolis

State/Province
MN

Country
USA

Metro Area
Minneapolis–Saint Paul

Project Type
Multifamily Rental

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Multifamily Rental Housing

Keywords
Green building
Healthy place features
Living building challenge
Mixed-income housing
Sustainable development

Site Size
2.3 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2001

Date Opened
2015

Website
www.aeonmn.org/properties/rose/

Project address
1920 & 1928 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Developer
Aeon
901 Third Street North, Suite 150
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
www.aeonmn.org

Codeveloper
Hope Community
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Owner
Franklin Portland Gateway Phase IV Limited Partnership
Minneapolis, Minnesota
www.aeonmn.org

Architect
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Ltd.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
www.msrdesign.com

Contractor
Weis Builders
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Commissioning agent
Questions and Solutions Engineering
Chaska, Minnesota

Consultants
University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research
Minneapolis, Minnesota

PLACE
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Interviewees
James Lehnhoff, director of housing
development, Aeon

Gina Ciganik, vice president–housing
development, Aeon

Rhys MacPherson, project manager, MSR

Paul Mellblom, principal, MSR