Rebuilding Neighborhoods | In the most disadvantaged neighborhoods of the Twin Cities, Urban Homeworks focuses the combined resources of individuals, churches, businesses, government entities and other nonprofits to transform foreclosed, condemned or boarded properties into dignified, quality places to live.
Within a .25-mile walk of a public space…check!
ENERGY STAR rated appliances…check!
50% of the site is available for landscaping…check!
Home meets all environmental, healthy living, maintenance, energy efficiency, water conservation, neighborhood, and all other design requirements…CHECK!
The Green Homes North Initiative was developed by the City of Minneapolis and partners to build 100 energy efficient homes over five years to revitalize neighborhoods in North Minneapolis. Launched in 2012, nine developers have built 57 homes to date, all adhering to a strict set of guidelines all supporting the Green initiative
Woven into the fabric of our model is a call to “rebuild neighborhoods.” 2822 Bryant Avenue N is Urban Homeworks’ first Green Homes North project. It meets not only the city set criteria, but also fits right into our own set of standards.
2822 Bryant provides an unparalleled training ground for UC2 and YouthBuild. They learn skills unavailable during work in a rehabbed home and make each trainee a more sought after asset for employers. For the community, building new, green, energy efficient and sustainable housing on vacant lots builds area market value, adds a boost to the Northside housing market, and increases confidence of current owners. 2822 Bryant is at the heart of our 28th and Bryant POD where the future homeowners will contribute to the overall connectedness of the neighborhood.
The Green Homes North program is another reason to discover the diverse, booming, and united neighborhoods of North.
Watch for more information coming soon about the 2822 Bryant Avenue N open house this Fall and learn about all our opportunities for homeownership by clicking here.