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Thank you Via Sol supporters!

Via Sol ready to greet residents!

As we welcome residents to their new, healthy homes PLACE would like to thank the many people who helped make Via Sol possible. Below are a few who have supported us in creating this sustainable, art-filled, transit-oriented, community with healthy homes for households across the income spectrum. Via Sol is now open! Apply today to join this community!

Our Donors

Metropolitan Council

  • Livable Communities Demonstration Account - Transit-Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD) Predevelopment Grant 2014

  • Livable Communities Demonstration Account - Transit-Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD) Development Grant 2015

  • Livable Communities Demonstration Account - Transit-Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD) Development Grant 2017

Hennepin County

  • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Program Grant

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Assessment (EPA Brownfields) Grant

  • Environmental Response Fund (ERF) Grant

  • Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) Grant

  • Bins & bags for recycling and compost collection

  • Fun materials promoting proper recycling and compost waste management

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

  • Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant

Collins Electrical Construction Co.

  • In-kind donation of electrical engineering design

Xcel Energy

  • Energy Design Assistance (EDA) Program

Our Community Lenders

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

City of St. Louis Park Economic Development Authority

Our Artists and Creatives

Via Sol Artwork Selection Panel

  • Jamie Marshall as facilitator with our panel of local creatives and community members who selected our the artists for the artworks around Via Sol.

Jendayi Berry

  • Artist of wave and moon sculpture in the Urban Art Forest

Kada Goalen

  • Artist of native bird mural facing Cedar Lake Trail

Randy Walker

  • Artist of tree sculpture near entryway

Our Project Team

MSR Design

  • Architect, Interior Designer, plus, Steward of Environmental Sustainability and Healthy Design Elements

Greiner Construction

  • General Contractor


  • Mechanical and Plumbing Contractor

Rachel Contracting

  • Earthwork Contractor

Escape Fire Protection

  • Fire Protection Contractor

Wells Concrete

  • Precast Concrete

Barr Engineering

  • Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect

Ben Franklin Electric

  • Electrical Contractor


  • Low Voltage Contractor

Innovative Structural Solutions (ISS)

  • Structural Engineer

Questions & Solutions Engineering (QSE)

  • Commissioning Engineers

US Internet (USI)

  • Internet Service Provider

  • offering discounted 500 mbps fiber internet for all residents


  • Signage

Roers Companies

  • Management Team

  • Apply today!

Hanson Bridgett

  • Integrated Project Delivery Legal Team

Faegre Drinker

  • Local Legal Team

A special thank you to our many St. Louis Park and Twin Cities neighbors and fellow nonprofits who shared their thoughts, concerns, and questions with PLACE and the project team, helping to shape Via Sol into something special for the community.


The PLACE Team:

Chris Velasco Elizabeth Bowling Alice Hiniker Todd Bagby

Via Sol is Now Open!

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.

Apply for income-restricted apartments, market-rate apartments, and live/work for creatives!

Reach Out contact Roers

Move In apply

Explore Via Sol Apartments

Call 612-712-3649

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