This ongoing initiative consists of a concept for a design competition and also to build up to 6 single family attached or detached residential housing units on three vacant lots in the Willard Hay neighborhood at the northwest corner of Sheridan Ave. N. and Plymouth Ave. N. This site is currently owned by the City of Minneapolis. Please also view Introductory and Welcome letter as written by Tom Streitz (City of Minneapolis and signed by two initiative sponsors).
This ongoing initiative consists of a concept for a design competition and also to build upto 6 single family attached or detached residential housing units on three vacant lots in theWillard Hay neighborhood at the northwest corner of Sheridan Ave. N. and Plymouth Ave. N.This site is currently owned by the City of Minneapolis. Please also view Introductory andWelcome letter as written by Tom Streitz (City of Minneapolis and signed by two initiativesponsors).Enclosed herein please find several design parameters that are more specific about theactual product desired. This specificity will allow for a greater understanding of the needs ofthis project and will ultimately lead to a more “level playing field” among the designcontestants.The program for this development is to be of an attached or detached townhome typeproduct with each owner getting a deed to the land below their particular home. Each home tohave its own sewer, water, gas, electric, cable and telephone services. Specifically, this programis not for a condominium declaration type of product where sewer and water run under theentire building.Design Parameters:1. All development and construction to meet all local and national building codes andenergy codes to enable a building permit to be issued for the project.2. At the completion of construction of each dwelling unit, a Certificate of Occupancymust be able to be granted from the City of Minneapolis, to the project builder; andconveyed to the ultimate unit owner.3. Development and construction must meet, and be able to be certified by theMinnesota GreenStar Bronze Program.4. Up to 6 dwelling units may be designed for this site. The unit designs may be of 2story designs with basement, 2 story walk‐up designs (3 floors total in keeping withany City of Minneapolis or State ordinances or Codes) with garage and entry ongrade level, or possibly split level designs. All designs are encouraged to include alive‐work space for home office or in‐home studio.