Type: New Construction
Role: Developer, Owner, Manager
Building Space: Apartments: 92 Mixed-Income Units (72 Apartments, 20 Townhomes)

Project Value: $34.8 Million
Financing: LIHTC, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Met Council, RBC Community Investments, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Location: Minneapolis, MN
September 2022
Year Completed


Located on the iconic curve of West Broadway Avenue in the Jordan neighborhood, Beam delivers 72 mixed-income apartments (50% and 60% AMI) and 20 townhomes (80% AMI) to the community of North Minneapolis.

The 92-unit development has homes ranging from 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom floor plans, as well as 3-bedroom townhomes with private garages. Unit sizes range from 773 square feet to 2,031 square feet.

All units include in-home laundry and private balconies. Additionally, all units have high efficiency HVAC systems, LED lighting and low flow plumbing fixtures to meet ENERGY STAR and green community standards.

Building amenities include a community room with a fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor patio with two gas grills, playground, 24-hour fitness center, office spaces, workroom, private resident storage, and on-site management. The parking garage includes 32 covered bike parking spaces, and there are additional exterior bike racks located on the property.

Energy usage for Beam is partially offset by energy production from a solar garden located in Carver County.

Beam’s brand design was a collaboration of Sherman Associates and Juxtaposition Arts, a local non-profit youth art and design education center in North Minneapolis. Juxtaposition immersed itself into the West Broadway Curve community and its talented youth designers captured the essence which is represented by a mural in the Beam apartment lobby.

Sherman Associates is partnering with Metro Blooms, a non-profit that embraces equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges, to create a green space that includes native plants for pollinators. Metro Blooms and the Jordan Area Community Council are using community input for the plantings to be installed in the spring of 2023.