Affordable senior housing planned west of Highland Village Center
June 24, 2020
By: Jane McClure, Villager
CommonBond Communities’ plan to build a five-story, 60-unit apartment building for low-income seniors at 830 S. Cretin Ave. will be reviewed by the St. Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on Monday, June 29. It would be among the first buildings constructed on the 122-acre site of Ford Motor Company’s former assembly plant in Highland Park. Three variances have been requested for the project, and all have the support of the Community Development Committee of the Highland District Council (HDC).
The building would be located just west of the Highland Village Center and just south of the five-story mixed-use market-rate apartment building and grocery store that Ryan Companies has proposed.
Established in St. Paul in 1971, the nonprofit CommonBond Communities has developed affordable housing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota, some of them with support services. It currently manages close to 8,000 units with a total of more than 13,000 residents.