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Franklin-Portland Gateway

Franklin and Portland avenues south

The Franklin-Portland Gateway is a multi-phased development at the intersection of Franklin and Portland that will add quality, mixed-income housing and up to 20,000 feet of neighborhood-scale commercial space in Phillips. The Gateway project is an addition to Hope Community’s existing Hope Campus. The addition will include both rental and homeownership housing for a variety of income levels and household sizes. The project is developed to be a family-, pedestrian-, and transit-friendly, green-oriented place to live and work.

Phase I (southeast corner of Portland and Franklin) - consists of the Children’s Village Center, a four-story multi-use, mixed-income community and education space, and Hope Community Court, which is located within the Hope Block. The project includes affordable rental units and demonstrates a diverse mix of building types, unit sizes an prices. Children’s Village Center offers 30 affordable rental units and commercial and gathering space at street level. Hope Community Court is a cluster development that features six affordable rental units and four ownership units. The structure of the five buildings in Hope Community range from side-by-side townhouses in a traditional row-house style to single-family dwellings replicating a traditional carriage house.

Phase II (southwest corner of Portland and Franklin)– The Jourdain, a mixed-income, mixed-use project, includes 41 units of townhome-type studios and 2- and three-bedroom units, as well as 4,000 square feet of commercial space that will house a mini-market grocery store and office space. Residential parking space is provided via a below-grade parking garage preserving much of the site for shared green space, a playground and landscaping. The Jourdain is completed and now occupied.

Phase III (northeast corner of Portland and Franklin) – the Wellstone, will include 54 units of mixed-income rental housing, 13 units of homeownership housing and 7,112 square feet of commercial space (4,441 square feet of restaurant space and 2,671 square feet of community space for tenant use.

Children’s Village Center
and Hope Community
(Phase I)

The Jourdain
(Phase II)

The Wellstone
(Phase III)

Hope Community, Inc., (612) 874-8867 x. 105 and
Central Community Housing Trust  (612) 341-3148 X. 236

City Investment:

LCDA, AHTF, EZ, TIF, AHIF, MHFA, LIHTC, TEA-21, FHF and Non-profit Admin,

Total Development Cost (private and public investment):  $9.86 million
$9.54 million
$13.34 million
Number of units: 36 – rental units
4 – ownership units
41 – rental units
54 – rental units
13 – ownership units
Commercial space:  Hope Community, Inc. offices
4,000 square feet
7,112 square feet
Construction start:  January 2003
Estimated at January 2004
Estimated at August 2007
Completion Date:  December 2003 rental
ownership - 2004
Completion October 2006
Completion 2008
Contact: Hope Community, Inc., (612) 874-8867 x. 105

March 2007

Last updated Sep 2, 2016



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