Community Comments Needed for 54th & Riverview Road Housing Proposal

On Tuesday, March 22, Council Member Andrew Johnson (Ward 12) and NENA’s Housing, Commercial and Streetscape Committee hosted a community input session for neighbors to learn more about a proposed housing development at 54th and Riverview Road.

In February, the City’s 54th & Riverview Road Development Review Committee completed a review of four development proposals submitted in response to the December 2015 Request for Proposals to redevelop the 54th & Riverview Road development site located at the most southeasterly edge of Nokomis East.

The Review Committee selected the proposal submitted by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) to build sixteen affordable rental townhouse units.  The proposal includes onsite resident parking, a playground, patio, rain gardens, a community garden and plans to keep the large trees near Riverview Road.  The project plans to break ground in the summer of 2017 and be fully occupied in July 2018.MPHA Image

The new development will serve families experiencing homelessness and the MPHA will coordinate with the Office to End Homelessness, and intends that the families will receive services modeled after Hennepin County’s Family Stabilization Initiative.

Council Member Johnson, City staff and MPHA representatives presented the proposal at the community session and answered questions.

MPHA Proposal Summary

Residents have time to review the proposal and share your comments, questions and concerns with the City and MPHA by April 22.  The City will review community comments and make a recommendation to the City Council to approve the proposal and begin the process.

Please direct your questions and comments to:

Theresa Cunningham
Senior Project Coordinator
City of Minneapolis
(612) 673-5237

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