Bottineau Lofts

Type: Rehabilitation, Adaptive Re-use, Historic
Role: Developer, Owner, Manager
Building Space: 37 Affordable Units
Financing: Historic Tax Credits, MHFA, HUD, TIF
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Year Completed

Overview / Details

Completed in 1918, the main building of what is now Bottineau Lofts was originally created for the means of serving as an immigrant settlement house. In 1927, a gymnasium and garage were added, bringing the building to the configuration it would have for nearly 80 years.

From 1927 until 2001, the building was used for neighborhood social services. After it was vacated in 2001, the building remained unused; Sherman Associates acquired the site shortly thereafter.

The 3-story brick building was rehabilitated into a total of 37 affordable apartment homes. Due to the building’s listing on the Historical Register, its renovation strictly adhered to the set forth regulations, ensuring that as much of the exterior finishes remained undisturbed.

Restored hardwood floors are offered to residents along with walk-in closets, central air conditioning and heating, and modern kitchens. The property has controlled access, on-site laundry facilities, and surface parking all overlooking Bottineau Park in the vibrant Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis.