Deep Green Affordable Housing

The Rose

Minneapolis, MN

Power of Integrated Design

Integrated design and early modeling combine to yield a high-performance building on an affordable housing budget. The Rose is organized around a central courtyard, and oriented to achieve net-zero energy and address a formerly blighted urban corner. Design features meet multiple objectives; site design integrates planting and stormwater management that functions within this region’s extreme climate and encourages resident interaction.

Healthy, Urban Living for All

With a range of unit sizes, the Rose serves income-limited and formerly homeless individuals in addition to market-rate tenants. The Rose provides truly ‘affordable living’ with extensive bike amenities, car-sharing and significantly reduced utility costs (models show 70% energy reduction).

Transforming Lives

A resident engagement program promotes a sense of community and healthy, sustainable practices. The largest affordable housing project in the country following the Living Building Challenge guidelines, The Rose also aims to transform the affordable housing industry at large.

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