Before any construction project breaks ground, there is a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony. Alliance Housing hosted the groundbreaking for Minnehaha Commons on September 13th. The event was well attended by board members and friends of Alliance Housing, neighbors, and members of the project development team. Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen from the neighboring congregation of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church offered a blessing for future residents of Minnehaha Commons. MN Department of Human Services Commissioner Piper shared her department’s beliefs that stable housing is essential for the health and well-being of older adults. The department’s early investment in the project was a catalyst for other government funding. City Councilmember Cam Gordon welcomed Alliance to the neighborhood. The City’s investment follows its priorities of housing some of the City’s lowest income and most vulnerable citizens.
Watson Forsberg and TRI Construction began digging dirt the week of Oct 22nd. The project is slated to be completed and fully leased by September 2019. Stay tuned for a ribbon cutting celebration and sneak preview tours. We are excited to make Minnehaha Commons home for 44 single adults, aged 55+ with a history of homelessness.