Housing

Aeon Minneapolis Preservation Project, Elliot Park, Minneapolis, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: Aeon

Aeon provides housing for very low income people throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  Adsit Architecture and Planning oversaw renovations of ten buildings as well as developed a tool kit of internal finishes, fixtures and products for long term maintenance and sustainability.  Each of these buildings required their own unique issues to be addressed while maintaining the standards expected by the multiple historic, housing and environmental agencies associated with this project.  Four of the buildings were successfully registered in the federal and state historic tax credit programs. Recipient of 2016 Impact Award from the Minnesota Preservation Alliance.


McDonough Homes 12-Plex, St. Paul, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: St. Paul Public Housing Authority

The St. Paul Public Housing Agency added 12 family townhome units to property that they already owned. The site is a prime location along a major street. Five of the units are completely handicapped accessible. The other seven units are two story family units with two bedrooms and one and half baths.

The buildings meet the Green Communities standards for site location, energy efficiency and durability of materials. Partially funded by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency the project was a multi-agency partnership to expand public housing options.


117 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: Private

117 Washington Avenue originally housed a blue jean factory on the upper floor. The factory area lit with large skylights has been rehabilitated to provide two residential lofts. The second floor has a third apartment with a deck opening toward a funky alley. Original plaster walls, wood floors and metal stairs remain, providing historic character within the modern apartments.


McDonough Homes Modernization, St. Paul, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: St. Paul Public Housing Agency

John McDonough Homes contains 580 units of subsidized family housing built after World War II. A master plan was prepared to gather issues and objectives from the Public Housing Agency, residents and regulatory agencies.  Through the master planning process, the priorities for modernization were established.  The modernization work will be constructed in six phases. Construction includes interior and exterior building renovation, creation of handicapped accessible dwelling units, sitework, street work, sitelighting and landscaping.