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See the October construction work for Via Sol!

This week, let’s take a look at what has been happening on the construction site. From cabinets inside to brick walls outside, exciting things are being built for Via Sol!


The PLACE Team,

Chris Velasco Elizabeth Bowling Alice Hiniker Todd Bagby


Beautiful, nontoxic, durable cabinets are being installed in Via Sol’s apartments. Our team finished the fourth floor and is now moving through the third floor. These formaldehyde-free, solid maple wood cabinets look great in the sun from Via Sol's large windows.

Following behind the cabinets will be solid natural granite countertops for all of our future Via Sol residents.

Our HVAC, plumbing, and flooring teams are on site, creating comfortable, healthy spaces inside Via Sol. This includes phthalate-free LVT flooring to keep unhealthy VOCs out of these 217 homes.


Sidewalks were graded on the north side of Via Sol with curbs going in along the street. PLACE hopes to make the road more walkable, so Via Sol’s residents, employees, and neighbors can safely travel to and from the future Wooddale LRT station.

The parking lot for our Via Sol residents and the ramp going into the garage are now graded and the first lift of blacktop is laid. This will make parking much easier for our hardworking construction team this coming winter.

The north facade of Via Sol is being covered by Nichiha panels and brick. Stucco is going up soon as well, which will provide spaces for artwork by artists from around St. Louis Park and beyond.

Those walking along the Cedar Lake Trail south of Via Sol will soon see balcony decks and Juliets being installed for our residents. This includes shared balconies that are open to all residents, some of which have stucco walls for our Via Sol creatives to share their work.


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, offers healthy apartments and live/work space to households across the income spectrum.

Via Sol is currently under construction and expected to open in spring of 2022. Applications are now being accepted. For more information:

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Call us 612.444.2VIA (612.444.2842)

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