HIGH RISE SENIOR HOUSING

Keeping high-rise housing viable

LOCATION

 

CLIENT

CONSTRUCTED

PROJECT DATE

PROJECT

PROJECT SIZE

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA)

1959-1974

2018-2020

Historical research, historic context, intensive-level architecture survey

31 high-rise properties

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Evaluating the historic significance of high-rise housing complexes paves the way for future improvements.

CHALLENGE
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) owns multiple mid-century high-rise housing complexes developed for low-income senior tenants
between 1959 and 1974. Because the history of these buildings and their eligibility for the National Register was unknown, planning for maintenance
and improvements was difficult.

SUCCESS
Through the development of a historic context and completion of an intensive-level architecture survey of all 31 high-rise complexes, New History evaluated the eligibility of MPHA’s buildings for the National
Register. New History’s research and report clarified the important history of these buildings and streamlined planning for future projects, supporting the continued viability and use of MPHA’s high-rise housing facilities.