Neighborhoods Investing In Neighbors

South Minneapolis neighborhood associations have joined together to invest $250,000 in Opportunity Crossing, a mixed-use development including 110 units of deeply affordable housing located at Lake St. and Nicollet. Plans for the former Wells Fargo site were developed in 2020 by Project for Pride in Living. In 2023, instead of groundbreaking, the project faced an uncertain future due to inflation and rising construction costs. Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) saw an opportunity for collective action. Southwest Voices’ Brian Martucci shares more details about the development and how the Multi-Neighborhood Affordable Housing Collective paved the way: Affordable housing, BIPOC-owned businesses coming to vacant Nicollet Ave. Wells Fargo lot.

Thanks to Armatage Neighborhood Association, Fulton Neighborhood, Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, Lyndale Neighborhood Association, West Maka Ska Neighborhood Council, and Whittier Alliance for investing across neighborhood borders to build homes for our neighbors and rebuild our city.