Amber Union Falcon Heights, MN
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    HIT Investment

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    Total Development Cost

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    Tax revenue generated

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    Total economic benefit

“We are pleased to be partnering with HIT on another Minnesota project. Amber Union will generate good middle class jobs and deliver high quality affordable housing as we recover from the pandemic.” —Don Mullin, Executive Secretary, St. Paul Building and Construction Trades Council


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $55.6 million substantial rehabilitation and acquisition of Amber Union in Falcon Heights. The adaptive reuse development involves the conversion of an existing historic office building into a 125-unit, 100% affordable, apartment building. Constructed in the 1940’s as the headquarters of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, the site consists of two buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: a three-story office building and a skyway-attached two-story event center/annex. When the project is complete, there will be an abundance of on-site amenities that the residents can enjoy including a fitness center, grilling stations with lounge seating, outdoor workplace/flex space, Historic Auditorium and community kitchen.


The HIT committed $18.3 million in construction and permanent financing to the project through the purchase of Ginnie Mae securities. Amber Union is the 98th project financed by the HIT in Minnesota.


In addition to creating the union construction work and other economic benefits outlined below, Amber Union’s 125 units will be restricted to individuals and families earning 50% or less of the Twin Cities Metro’s Area Median Income (AMI). Residents will benefit from the project’s location on the METRO A Bus Rapid Transit line and its proximity to employment opportunities, shopping, and parks. Additionally, the renovations will include green features such as new solar panels, storm water management system, high efficiency tank and LED lighting.

*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT project data. The data is current as of May 31, 2021. Economic impact data is in 2021 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

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