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Interfaith Outreach (IOCP) goes before Wayzata City Council, Affordable Housing Proposal


Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) is proposing a multifamily “affordable housing” rental project at the corner of Rice Street and Grand Ave in Wayzata, MN. Surprisingly enough there is opposition to this. They are going before the City Council tonight for project approval.

Read Full Article from Wayzata.com

The IOCP Grand Avenue project will once again be before the City Council tonight, and Wayzata.com will be covering all the action.

Will the Council elect to follow the recommendation and guidelines of the Wayzata Planning Commission, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and the City Charter by voting the project down? Or will the members succomb to pleasing IOCP by allowing this project? We will find out tonight!

Ms. Bader made a motion, seconded by Mr. Amdal, directing staff to prepare a resolution of approval for Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) to redevelop the former IOCP office building at 110 Grand Avenue South into six units of affordable rental housing subject to the development agreement addressing events of default to prevent the subject property from becoming market rate housing or a nuisance. The motion carried 3/2 (Tanner, Mullin).

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Local Architect wins Marvin Windows & Doors annual Challenge


Every year Marvin Windows & Doors has a contest recognizing the best architecture internationally.  This year a local architect, Jeff Murphy of Murphy & Co. Design, Buffalo, MN won for their design of Hunting Barn in Highcroft – Wayzata, MN.

Hunting Barn, Highcroft, Wayzata, MN Architect: Murphy & Co Design Buffalo, MN

 To see more on the Murphy & Co Design’s winning project, visit their website and search for Highcroft Hunting Barn. They have a lot of great designs.

To read about other winners around the world, check out this article from Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal.

The contest run by Warroad-based Marvin recognizes the best architecture in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom. One of the winners this year was a four-story villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Sotogrande, Spain.

“These winning projects are an inspiring display of architecture,” Brett Boyum, Marvin’s director of marketing, said in a news release. “Whether a faithful historic restoration or a completely original creation, these architects show what’s possible with inspiration and a focus on quality.”

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New Senior Housing Development in Orono Should Be Built by Spring


Great site! Great Location!  Glad to see it get utilized.

Ground has been broken on a new senior housing development in Orono.

“Trails of Orono,” a $10 million two-story facility, will house 19 memory care units and 43 assisted living units. The complex is a long-term partnership with Kraus-Anderson and Minneapolis-based senior housing provider Ebenezer Management Services.

…Trails of Orono is located at 875 Wayzata blvd (New Highway 12 and Luce Line Trail Access) in Orono.

Read Full Article from Lake Minnetonka Patch

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