News from Hook & Ladder

Transforming Lives: 10 Beautiful Apartments for Those in Need

2.3.20. A 2018 study by Wilder Research found that the Minnesota homeless population had increased 10% since 2015. That distressing trend has continued: the Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness reported in October that its shelters were often at capacity, with people being turned away. To help address this problem, developer Newport Midwest, LLC made…

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Upcycling a Community Passage

12.16.19. Hook & Ladder Apartments, located in the Holland neighborhood, commissioned works by Northeast Minneapolis artists to be installed throughout the community. One of five selected works is James Brenner’s sculpture, Passages, a series of five twelve-foot steel hoops that pedestrians progress through as they walk from the street to the central courtyard. “It’s about…

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Mayor Frey, Councilman Reich Help Celebrate Hook & Ladder Apartments’ Grand Opening

December 9, 2019. Hook & Ladder Apartments celebrated its Grand Opening on December 5, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Ward 1 Council Member Kevin Reich were on hand for the festivities. Other attendees included Developer, President and Owner of Newport Midwest Becky Landon; Newport Partners Co-founders Jong Limb and Monique Hastings; LHB Architect Kim…

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Less Energy, More Beauty: Architects Discuss Groundbreaking Green Development

November 11, 2019. Central to the development of Hook & Ladder Apartments (2318 Jefferson St. NE) – a brand-new multi-family affordable housing project – was incorporating practices that go beyond everyday notions of sustainability. That challenge to the architects and contractors has netted a green model worthy of industry study that also promises a truly…

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Building a Landscape That Both Families and Butterflies Can Enjoy

October 22, 2019. To Jason Aune of Aune Fernandez Landscape Architects, creating a strong landscape is all about livability for the people who will be using it. His core concern with the families who will be interacting and playing in the space around Hook & Ladder Apartments (2318 Jefferson St. NE) is evident in the…

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