Ladder 260 Minneapolis, MN
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    Tax revenue generated

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    Total economic benefit

“HIT continues to put union members to work with another Minnesota project commitment. This deal will deliver high quality affordable housing to downtown Minneapolis as well as address homelessness in the city.” —Joel Smith, President & Business Manager, MN/ND Laborers District Council


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $34.3 million construction of Ladder 260 apartments. The 6-story development will add 90 units of high-quality, affordable apartment homes to  the Mill District neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project is part of a larger redevelopment encompassing three-quarters of a downtown Minneapolis city block, which includes a 22-story market-rate rental high-rise and a new fire station.

Residents of Ladder 260 will enjoy amenities including an outdoor rooftop patio with views of the Mississippi River and the Stone Arch Bridge, a community room, a fitness center, an indoor dog spa, and indoor bike parking. The location will provide residents access to mass transit and is highly walkable and bike-friendly.


As part of its Midwest@Work Initiative, the HIT will purchase an $8.2 million participation in a $16.3 million construction loan. The HIT also made a forward commitment to purchase a $10.1 million Fannie Mae mortgage security backed by the permanent loan for the project. Since 1991, the HIT has financed 107 projects in Minnesota and 77 projects in the Twin Cities, all built with 100% union construction labor.


In addition to creating the union construction work and other economic benefits outlined above, 100% of the units will be restricted to households ranging from 30% to 60% of the area median income. Furthermore, 18 units will be subsidized by a Housing Choice Voucher AHAP contract, which will pay the balance of any rent exceeding 30% of the renter’s monthly income.
Further, five of the 18 subsidized units will be restricted to high priority homeless.

The design will also exceed minimum requirements for sustainable design. Improvements will include energy efficient lighting, low flow shower heads/toilets, Energy Star Appliances and high efficiency HVAC. The building design will incorporate storm water management/reuse features, green roof, sustainable and recycled construction materials and low-E insulated glass.

*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 June 30, 2022. Economic impact data is in 2022 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

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