LCA Project Profiles

Profiles of several LCDA, LHIA, TBRA, and TOD projects

The 1995 Livable Communities Act (LCA) funds community investment that revitalizes economies, creates affordable housing, and links different land uses and transportation. LCA’s voluntary, incentive-based approach leverages partnerships and shared resources to help communities achieve their regional and local goals. The following profiles highlight the most noteworthy and innovative projects that have been recipients of LCA grant funding around the region.
 

Illustrated rendering of a multi-use building.Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA)

LCDA grants support innovative development projects that efficiently link housing, jobs, services, and transit in an effort to create inspiring and lasting Livable Communities.

Brewpub funded by a TOD grant.Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

The Council’s TOD grants  promote moderate to high density development projects located within walking distance of a major transit stop that typically include a mix of uses such as housing, jobs, restaurants, shops, and entertainment. 
 

Surley brewery

Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA)

TBRA provides $5 million annually to investigate and clean up brownfields - contaminated land, ground water, or buildings - for redevelopment. TBRA provides key support for a wide range of projects, from affordable and market rate multi-family housing to commercial and industrial development. 
Multi-use building funded by LHIA.

Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA)

LHIA funding helps preserve and expand lifecycle and affordable rental and ownership housing in the metropolitan area. Grants assist in preserving existing affordable housing stock, providing workforce housing choices, increasing homeownership opportunities for underserved populations, and exhibiting strong implementation partnerships.


Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA)

Artspace Hastings River Lofts - Hastings, MN
Cambrian Commons - Rosemount, MN
Commons @ Penn - Minneapolis, MN
Villages at Frost & English - Maplewood, MN


Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

The Artery - Hopkins, MN
Vandalia Tower - St. Paul, MN


Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA)

Gallery Flats - Hopkins, MN
Northern Stacks - Fridley, MN
Surly Brewing - Minneapolis, MN


Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA)

66 West - Edina, MN
Clare Terrace - Hopkins, MN