MINNEAPOLIS — December 2, 2019 — Dominium, a Minneapolis-based leading apartment owner, developer and manager, celebrated the grand opening of 1500 Nicollet, a workforce housing community in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. The development provides 183 units of much needed affordable housing, as well as 7,000 sf of retail space.
1500 Nicollet is the first development in Minneapolis and in Dominium’s portfolio to implement income averaging, which allows for affordable housing to serve residents at a variety of income levels. Rents are restricted based on the earnings of the residents, and 1500 Nicollet will serve residents earning between 40% and 80% of the area median income. Additionally, 20% of the apartment homes will be restricted to fair market rent, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“This innovative housing model is a fantastic way to address the need for affordable housing in Minneapolis,” said Ryan Lunderby, Vice President and Project Partner at Dominium. “Utilizing income averaging allows us to serve populations that we do not usually reach.”
1500 Nicollet was designed to fit in with the historic character of the Loring Park neighborhood. Brick façade, large windows, and open courtyards were included to meet this design goal. The development also features energy-conservation elements such as solar panels, efficient lighting, Energy Star-rated appliances, and high-efficiency mechanical systems. The community includes one story of retail space and six stories of residential studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes.
IN-UNIT AND ON-SITE AMENITIES
The apartment homes at 1500 Nicollet have in-home laundry, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and quartz countertops. Other on-site amenities include underground parking, a fitness center, yoga studio, clubroom, lounge area, party room with kitchen, coffee/tech bar, playground, community plaza, courtyard, and bike storage and repair space.
Because of its location and the number of two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, 1500 Nicollet provides affordable housing for families who work downtown. The community offers many amenities within walking distance as well as convenient access to public transportation. An interactive transit schedule is included on the property.
Founded in 1972, Dominium is a Minneapolis-based owner, developer, and manager of apartment communities nationwide. With more than 30,000 owned and/or managed units at over 200 sites in 22 states, Dominium is known for creative solutions to unique and challenging development projects, and management expertise. As of 2018, Dominium was ranked second largest owner of affordable housing by Affordable Housing Finance; and 28th in 2019 in NMHC 50 Largest Apartment Owners ranking. For more information, visit www.dominiumapartments.com.