As a PLACE supporter, you probably realize how important it is for more live/work communities to be developed all around the nation - especially affordable and mixed-income live/work spaces that are designed and built to be sustainable, and with the needs of creatives in mind.
The PLACE team is hard at work on creating a new affordable living community in St. Louis Park, MN. Even if you are not from MN or the region, we encourage you to tell us what your ideal living and working spaces look like -- we have a survey that will be online for just 12 more days. It only takes 5 minutes to complete, and your answers truly help us to design these spaces with your needs in mind -- for this particular project, and for all future PLACE projects.
Can you take our survey now, and share this link to help us get 150 more responses in the next 12 days?
We have joined a Princeton project, All Our Ideas, to generate data that we can use to build better communities. Just take our one-question survey. Answer as many times as often as you like, and see the results in real time. It's fun, and it will help us improve our important work.
Share it with everybody, because everybody's opinion about community is valuable.
Thanks in advance.
The Metropolitan Council approves a $2M grant to fund a landmark, transit-oriented development in the heart of St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
On December 9, 2015 and after overwhelming enthusiasm and support from a rigorous application and vetting process, the Metropolitan Council approved funding for PLACE’s St. Louis Park Community. The Council approved 2 million dollars in funding from its Livable Communities Account for a Transit-Oriented Development (LCA-TOD) grant after the proposed project demonstrated a breakthrough approach to meeting housing and economic development needs in the Twin Cities. The funds will be used to help secure site acquisition at the former McGarvey Coffee property, pioneer alternative energy sources, and integrate stormwater improvement with infrastructure like green roofs and an urban forest.