Good Neighbor Homes along with Streetfront Development are planning a 30- to 40-unit apartment building with 25-35 parking stalls at 44th Street West and Vincent. It will be built on the property currently occupied by homes from 2815-2821 44th Street West.
On Monday, April 11, the developer attended LHiNC’s Zoning and Housing Committee meeting to share the project proposal with the neighborhood and answer residents’ questions. The project is in early stages. The developers plan to apply for rezoning (R2 to R4) and submit their Land Use application in May. The application would then go before the City Planning Commission in a public hearing over the summer. According to their timeline, if the application is approved, the earliest construction could start is Fall 2022.
According to the conceptual drawings (see below), the building will be four stories with 30-40 units, including studios, 1 bedrooms, 1 bedrooms with a den, and 2-bedrooms. It will have 25-35 parking stalls below ground; the developer said that they intend to provide one parking space for each unit but are still working on the design.
Below are the presentation slides from the meeting provided by Thomas Herzog of Good Neighbor Homes and Charles Burdick of Streetfront Development. If you have questions or comments, they encourage you to contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Conceptual plans from the proposed development by Good Neighbor Homes:
Equity Audit Questions
LHiNC has created a list of Equity Audit questions to evaluate board projects and decisions; we also ask organizations and individuals presenting to the board to answer them. Below are the answers provided by Good Neighbor Homes regarding this project:
How will this project improve the racial and socioeconomic equity in the neighborhood and/or city?
- With our city, state and country all in a housing crisis, this project will play a small role in providing more housing options for the people who want to live in Linden Hills. Renters are disproportionately people of color and likely to be rent burdened (paying more than 30% of their income in rent). By building this project in Linden Hills we will 1) be creating 2 new affordable housing units in the neighborhood and 2) taking pressure off other, cheaper, housing types by providing more new construction housing.
Who benefits from this project?
- The current & future residents of Linden Hills & Minneapolis benefit from this project because there will be more housing available which will in turn help support more neighborhood businesses and bring more tax revenue to make the necessary investments in our City.
Who will be burdened by this project?
- The current residents and users of 44th street will be burdened during the construction phase. Construction can be noisy from time to time and sometimes require lane closures. Once the building is built, it shouldn’t be a burden to anyone.