North Minneapolis housing development aims to be family-friendly, transit-savvy

  • Article by: DOn JACOBSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 16, 2013 - 10:56 PM

CommonBond’s development, called West Broadway Crescent, aims to be transit-savvy.

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liberaleliteMay. 16, 13 7:15 PM

It's unfortunate the Bottineau LRT will likely go through parkland/ravine a few miles west of here, completely bypassing a community with high transit patronage and regional transit drivers such as North Memorial hospital. Yet we can't even invest in a functional bus stop at 7th and Nicollet and buses to handle severe overcrowding on bus routes headed to North. Anyways, it's great to see investment taking place on the Broadway corridor.

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Rapid1May. 16, 1311:01 PM

30 years ago, as a open minded recent college graduate, I moved into a New Development in North Minneapolis. Every day I would take the Bus downtown to work. Mass Transit was very efficient. I was the market rate part of the equation. Four break-ins in four months, shocked me into the reality of being one of the few who worked, in this new development. Yes, I left ASAP. Good luck to the this development.

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unicorn4711May. 17, 13 1:49 AM

The light rails are set up to attract "new" transit users. I don't think 900 a month is very good. A lot of Gen Y people have debt up the wazzo from college. They make too much to qualify for subsidized housing but see all their paycheck go to rent and debt.

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mpls80210May. 17, 13 7:03 AM

Great idea, but in five years, it will look just as trashed as everything else in the broadway corridor.

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hjlazniMay. 17, 1310:48 AM

"The lot has a sloped grade, so the designs include tuck-under garages in the rear — an unusual feature for affordable housing" What happens when a needy resident begins a job and are able to buy a car to park in the garage. Why are they then still subsidized?

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garagewineMay. 17, 13 6:22 PM

Affordable housing is not something this area lacks.

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