The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and DJR Architecture propose building 84 affordable units throughout the City of Minneapolis in 2022. The Morris Park neighborhood project is one of 16 deeply affordable scattered site developments. The MPHA is committed to the preservation and production of quality, well-managed affordable housing in the City of Minneapolis. Currently, MPHA has over 8,000 applications on its family housing waitlist.
In recognition of this tremendous need for affordable housing, this project will provide new homes for families within our community.
- 9/2021 Project Powerpoint Presentation from MPHA and DJR Architecture
- 10/2021 Notification of Land Use Application Letter from DJR Architecture and MPHA
The Morris Park neighborhood project plans to remove the current structure at 5633 34th Ave S., a single-family home owned and operated by the MPHA. They will build a 3 story, ~9,800 SF – 6 unit affordable housing development. The project will start in late 2022. This 3 story, 6-plex is located mid-block on the east side of 34th Ave S. The design and construction of this development is unique in that it features modular construction which greatly reduces the construction schedule, is more inherently sustainable, and has cost-saving benefits that you do not see in traditional construction projects.
The 6-plex buildings will consist of (9) 15’-8” x 72’-0” modules. The plan ﬂexes in this iteration to allow 2 exterior resident storage spaces at the rear, (2) two-bedroom (Accessible) units on grade, and (4) three-bedroom units on the levels above. Slight but impactful variations in the massing add interest to the building, and color variations based on neighborhood context will provide even more variety while the interior of the buildings remains the same.
Energy eﬃcient exterior walls with continuous insulation, quality windows and high STC ratings courtesy of the modular construction methodology will give the residents a comfortable living experience and a durable high-quality building for MPHA’s housing needs.
– Proposed rezoning to R3, 1’-3”
– Front Yard variance to accommodate parking at rear.
The community is strongly encouraged to reach out to the project planning contacts below directly with your questions, suggestions, and concerns.
DJR Architecture Contact:
T (612) 709-7448
T (612) 342-1233
Minneapolis City Planner Contact:
T (612) 673-3790
NENA and Council Member Andrew Johnson (Ward 12) hosted a community input session on September 28, 2021.