Renewing Urban Communities

We collaborate with cities and neighborhoods to create innovative & integrated housing solutions to support the renewal of urban communities. Our approach to redevelopment focuses on the creation of affordable housing and reinvigoration of aging neighborhoods.



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Phoenix to build, renovate affordable units in St. Paul

St. Paul, MN (August 27, 2019) – Developer Loren Brueggemann has both new and renewed affordable housing in the pipeline for north-central St. Paul.

Brueggemann, a principal with Santa Rosa, California-based Phoenix Development, has worked on a number of Twin Cities affordable projects, including the Greenway Heights Family Housing in Minneapolis. His latest project, which goes before St. Paul’s Zoning Committee this Thursday, is a proposed 41-unit apartment building at 782 to 804 Rice St. The project, known as Rice Street Flats, will be built on a vacant site currently owned by the city Housing and Redevelopment Authority between Lyton Place and Sycamore Street, a block west of Lyton Park.

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New affordable apartments set for site of Santa Rosa Christmas tree lot

Santa Rosa, CA (February 8, 2019) – A new housing project in west central Santa Rosa that promises to provide dozens of affordable apartments is taking shape on a busy corner just north of Highway 12 best known as a Christmas tree lot.

Plans call for a 41-unit, five-story apartment building branded Dutton Flats on the corner of West Third Street and Dutton Avenue. All of the units would be limited to tenants earning between up to 30 to up to 60 percent of the area’s median income, about $84,000 for family of four.

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