Housing for all in North Minneapolis.
Currie Commons will transform a blighted, vacant site into a vibrant housing development for residents and the surrounding community by creating 187 units of affordable housing with rent and income levels set at 30 to 80 percent AMI. The mix of studios through three-bedroom units will be income-restricted and utilize income averaging to facilitate the range of rents.
Of those units, 45 will be deeply affordable with income limits at 30 percent AMI, and 60 two- and three-bedroom units will meet the need for deeply affordable units for larger families. The 30 percent units will utilize 40 project-based vouchers (PBV) awarded by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. Wellington intends to partner with Simpson Housing to reserve 13 of the 40 PBV units for people with disabilities and also reserve five units for long-term homeless individuals (with services provided by Simpson Housing). Residential amenity spaces front both Irving and Currie Avenues to enhance the pedestrian experience, and the project features a rooftop deck, an apiary, a solar array and a large amenity space over the parking garage.