LCA Project Profiles

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. These profiles highlight noteworthy and innovative projects funded by LCA grant funding.

Also see video profiles of several LCA projects.

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 to create inspiring and lasting Livable Communities.

Artspace Hastings River Lofts - Hastings, MN 1.3 MB
Boatworks Commons - White Bear Lake, MN 1.7 MB
Cambrian Commons - Rosemount, MN 1.1 MB
Commons @ Penn - Minneapolis, MN 1.2 MB
Villages at Frost & English - Maplewood, MN 1.5 MB

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

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.

Mill City Quarter - Minneapolis, MN 1.3 MB
The Artery - Hopkins, MN 1.1 MB
Vandalia Tower - St. Paul, MN 1.3 MB



Surley breweryTax 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.

Gallery Flats - Hopkins, MN 1.4 MB
Market Village - Elko New Market, MN 1 MB
Northern Stacks - Fridley, MN 1.3 MB
Surly Brewing - Minneapolis, MN 1 MB

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.

66 West - Edina, MN 1 MB
City of Lakes Community Land Trust - Minneapolis, MN 1.5 MB
Clare Terrace - Hopkins, MN 1.4 MB