Check out May construction of Via Sol!
May was another exciting month for the construction of Via Sol with the top 5th floor being almost complete, lower floors quickly catching up, and site preparations for the Urban Forest beginning!
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Happy learning and happy living!
The PLACE Team:
Chris Velasco Elizabeth Bowling Alice Hiniker Todd Bagby
Via Sol May Construction
Inside each apartment designed by MSR Design, energy efficient appliances have been coming into place. All apartments now have their maple cabinets, granite countertops and windowsills, and entry doors with keyless entry. Ben Franklin Electric powers the apartments, including a welcoming light at each doorway.
Our general contractor, Greiner, is almost done with the top 5th floor, which hosts our 18 live/work for creatives. After cleaning everything, the project team has been making a list and checking it twice (at least) to ensure everything is ready for residents to move in near the end of July!
Color is blooming inside Via Sol with the flowers as we begin seeing accent colors in the garage, the hallways, the stairwells, and the brightly painted Sound Space for residents who need to make a bit of noise without bothering neighbors.
Outside, the team has been working hard in a mix of sun and storms to install siding and balconies. Rachel is preparing to bring in topsoil for the Urban Forest designed by Barr, which will increasingly manage Via Sol’s stormwater as the forest grows and flourishes, easing load on the municipal stormwater system.
Stay tuned for the June construction update as Via Sol’s apartments look more like homes and the landscape begins to take shape.
PLACE’s Via Sol community, a sustainable, transit-oriented community in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, producing its own food and energy, filled with art and imagination, offering healthy apartments and live/work space to households across the income spectrum.
Via Sol is currently under construction and expected to open in late July 2022. Applications are now being accepted. For more information:
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