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Affordable homes coming to Minnetonka Mills

The beautiful Minnetonka Mills neighborhood will soon be welcoming 10 new affordable homes!

About the Development

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is honored to partner with West Hennepin Affordable Housing Land Trust/Homes Within Reach to develop 10 new units of affordable housing in the Minnetonka Mills Neighborhood. The Minnetonka Mills Church project is located on the corner of Baker Road and Inverness Lane, on underutilized land on the 5.5-acre Mills Church campus.

Currently, half of the property is covered by an unused parking lot and the rest includes lawn, some tree cover, and an apple orchard. The land also includes a community garden, dumpsters, and an abandoned garage. The project proposal would move the community garden and dumpsters to another location on the campus, demolish the existing garage and rehabilitate a second garage on the campus to take its place. The apple orchard and the majority of tree cover would remain in place, providing residents with summer shade and fresh fruit right next door.

Stormwater management will also be improved both for the new development and the church, as well as the remaining parking that is downhill of the project area.

The Minnetonka Mills Church Project is located close to Minnehaha Creek and Big Willow Park and is just minutes from the Minnetonka Community Center and Ice Arena.

The development will include five 2-unit twinhome buildings.

Homes will be available to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers who meet Twin Cities Habitat’s program and mortgage criteria and income guidelines - up to 80% Area Median Income. Some units may be limited to 60% Area Median Income.

Brown twinhome.
Gray twinhome with red roof.
Brown rambler twinhome.

More About the Project Proposal

The Minnetonka Mills Church Project proposal would require a comprehensive plan amendment to change the land use guidance of the development lots from Low Density to Medium Density. This change is consistent with the comprehensive plan which indicates that the land use map is most likely to be subject to change. Minnetonka Mills is included in the list of neighborhoods targeted for increased density to support the creation of affordable housing, and language throughout the plan allows for increased density, zoning changes, planned unit developments, and other measures to support the creation of affordable housing.

The proposal would also require rezoning of the development lots from R1 to R3, or to a Planned Unit Development plan that aligns with R3 zoning.

Twin Cities Habitat has hired Sambatek Engineering firm to do a thorough site survey and engineering for a formal site plan.

Site Plan

Aerial rendering of the Mills site.


Development Partner

west hennepin land trust logo

West Hennepin Affordable Housing Land Trust (Homes Within Reach) is a non-profit, community-based organization that uses the Community Land Trust model to create and preserve affordable homeownership for families that otherwise would be unable to purchase a home in Hennepin County.

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