We build community by building vibrant places for people to live, work and create

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Envision. Design. Finance. Build. Sustain.

PLACE is a nonprofit team collaborating with cities to design and build vibrant places for people to live, work and pursue their dreams. Our projects create opportunities for people across the income spectrum, demonstrate profound environmental design, and empower the community to participate in every aspect of the development process.


Creatives! We need to hear your voices!

PLACE is building Minnesota's first truly sustainable arts community in St. Louis Park. This new community will feature affordable live/work apartments for creatives, shared maker spaces, alternative energy, onsite greenhouses (with a CSA), an urban forest, access to mass transit and bike trails, and much more. We need to hear from you to figure out what your needs and desires are for living and working spaces --so we've launched an online survey that asks some critical questions, but only takes 5 minutes to complete. The more creatives we hear from, the better this new community will be! Please take a few moments and help us out. 




Powered by Nature

E-Generation is a patent-pending renewable energy process that takes the neighborhood's organics that would otherwise be discarded (i.e. food scraps) and converts them into clean, renewable energy to power the community. The resulting organic fertilizer is used to grow food year-round in onsite green houses. 

Powering neighborhoods with clean, renewable energy

Brings a level of strategic thinking and implementation that is awe-inspiring.
— Elena Brokaw, City of Ventura
We went after everything that was new, and then we went a step further.
— Sid White, Former Economic Dev. Head
The dream home of every artist.
— Julinya DeVince, Artist
They’re literally bringing dreams to life before our eyes.
— Nick Goodenough, WAV Community Member

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