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Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits
February 2015
By Brad Stanhope
Rural Minnesota Welcomes Shiny New Townhouse Development
When the 24-unit Heritage Townhomes opened last fall in Cambridge, Minn., there were smiles all around, and no wonder: It was the culmination of more than a decade's work by nearly everyone involved and brought a state-of-the-art affordable housing complex...
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WHEDA Conference Brochure
November 19, 2013
From the exterior it may be difficult to see that the once vacant unused Wausau Federal Building has been transformed into 21 loft-style apartments. The Federal Building was built in 1937 and is located in the heart of downtown Wausau. It has served as a p...
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Novogardac Journal of Tax Credits
May 2013
By Teresa Garcia
Former Firehouse Sparks Multifamily Development

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PD&R Edge - HUD
April 24, 2013
Historic Fire House in Duluth Renovated through Local Collaboration
Hillside sits above downtown Duluth, with scenic views of Lake Superior and the adjacent harbor and parks. Although the neighborhood includes assets such as two commercial stree...
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Wausau Daily Herald
January 7, 2013
By Amanda Seitz
Federal Building Opens to Tenants
A decade-old, historic landmark in downtown Wausau has completed its yearlong transformation into a loft style apartment complex and welcomed its first tenant last week. The Federal Building Artists Lo...
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August 1, 2012
By John Harrington
Something Old, Something NEw, Something Borrowed, Something Green
It’s commonly said that “the greenest building is one that’s already built,” and well known that green can take many forms, including embodied energy saved and de...
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Community Housing Capital
October 20, 2011
By Not Listed
Projects and Investor Spotlight
City leadership in Mandan, North Dakota envisioned their town as a place to live, work and play. Growing and developing their town not only took time, but diligence to the task. These leaders knew they...
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Grand Forks Herald
July 17, 2011
By Ryan Schuster
More Downtown Housing on the Way
Construction of a new four-story building has risen out of the rubble of the former Civic Auditorium on the western edge of downtown Grand Forks. The $6.2 million, Northern Heights at Gri...
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Housing for All Americans
April 4, 2011
Reaching Higher Ground
When floodwaters destroyed thousands of homes here, the city turned to federal low-income housing tax credits. “Without the tax credits, it would have been a very difficult to provi...
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Tulsa World
January 28, 2011
By Robert Evatt
Downtown Living
Less than two weeks after ground was broken for a Brady District apartment complex, another one has been announced. Brandy District Flats will be and $8.5 million, 40-unit building on the...
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OHFA Housing Connection
January 31, 2011
Sapulpa adds more senior living apartments downtown
The developer of the newly renovated Wells Building Apartments located on Sapulpa’s Historic Main Street likened the project to a cat with nine lives.  “It cheated death several times,&rd...
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Affordable Housing Finance
April 1, 2010
By Christine Serlin
Seniors Housing Rises from Floods
In June 2008, the Cedar River crested to its highest level in the city’s history, damaging or destroying more than 5,000 homes and displacing 18,000 residents. Early on after ...
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CommunityWorks North Dakota News Letter
March 29, 2010
By Paul Rechlin
Library Square II Grand Opening
There are more than 50 new faces in downtown Mandan, and Senator Byron Dorgan came to welcome them. At a Grand Opening Celebration for Library Square II – Community Works North Dakot...
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The Gazette
February 3, 2010
By George C. Ford
Breaking ground
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new affordable housing complex for seniors in northwest Cedar Rapids is expected to open this fall. Ground was broken Tuesday for Cedar Crest Apartments, an $8.8 million, 45-unit development at 1100...
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Tulsa World
By Devin Canfield
INCOG is leading the way in Sapulpa building renovation
The Tulsa County Home Consortium seldom makes headlines. In fact, most people have never heard of it. But little by little, significantly but silently, it makes a difference in people’s lives by h...
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Finance & Commerce
December 23, 2009
By Burl Gilyard
Federal TCAP program kicks off Audubon Crossing, other projects
Last week, St. Paul-based developer MetroPlains LLC broke ground on Audubon Crossing, a 30-unit affordable housing project in northeast Minneapolis.  The project is the latest in a string of recent starts for local af...
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Superior Telegram
October 23, 2009
By Shelley Nelson
Washington Building Gets New Lease
The day officials cut the ribbon on the New York Building in 2007, Rob McCready of MetroPlains LLC in the Twin Cities and Kaye Tenerelli, director of the Superior Business Improvement District took a walk.  Two blocks...
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Tax Credit Advisor
October 2009
Rob McCready is Pushing to Get Stimulus-Assisted Projects to Construction
AN AVID BIKE RIDER, Midwest tax credit developer Rob McCready is pedaling faster than ever in his day job.  In addition to his usual task of securing the multiple funding sources needed for new low-income housing tax ...
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Quad-City Times
March 8, 2009
By Jennifer DeWitt
Downtown Davenport Attracting Loft Dwellers
With construction in the final stretch, downtown Davenport’s latest loft housing project — RiverWalk Lofts — is drawing the interest of would-be dwellers near and far.  Located...
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Tulsa World
By David Schulte
Wells building to become housing complex
Preliminary plans are under way to renovate a large building in downtown Sapulpa into housing complex for older adults. John Errigo, project planner of MetroPlains of St. Paul, Minn., said the real ...
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Quad-City Times
January 16, 2008
Gradual renaissance is downtown's salvation
The Salvation Army building makeover under way this month ought to grab people’s attention. The building on Davenport’s River Drive has changed with downtown over the past 90 years. The five story bui...
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Grand Forks Herald
January 14, 2008
By Ryan Schuster
Business Notebook: Go with the flow
Views from the top floor of the The Current Apartments include the Red River and downtown Grand Forks. MetroPlains Management officials believe the apartments combine penthouse views and upscale loft-style living, while s...
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January 9, 2008
Transformation near Central and Lowry
A business owner’s vision is reshaping Northeast’s commercial corridor with three potential new developments: a new apartment/commercial building, a restaurant, and a bakery. Majdi Wadi, owner of Holy Land Mid...
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Star News
July 12, 2004
By Jake Muonio, Staff writer
Project 30 years in the making
It’s official. The Elk River City Council and Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) approved a developer’s agreement for the downtown revitalization project Monday night. The decision means 3...
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Winona Daily News
December 7, 2004
By Anne Jungen, Winona Daily News
Schools' 'historical accents' flavor apartment complex
The old classrooms of the Winona Junior and Senior high schools now are the classy rooms of the Washington Crossing apartments. After 15 months of restoration, the Washington Crossing apartments, 166 and 218 W. Broadway ...
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Winona Daily News
December 10, 2004
By Shannon Fiecke, Winona Daily News
Revisiting the old stomping grounds
Many kids hope to never return to school once they graduate. Jim Turner not only came back to his old stomping grounds, he's living in them. After moving to Winona from V...
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Winona Daily News
December 10, 2004
By Darrell Ehrlick, Winona Daily News
Grand opening ushers in new era
John Errigo started Washington Crossings grand opening by saying, "It's been a long time coming." Try about 89 years. Errigo, the development coordinator for the St. P...
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Winona Post
December 31, 2004
By Cynthya Porter
Old Middle School Gets Historic Register Label
(Photo by Cynthia DeLano) Newly named to the National Register of Historic Places, the old Winona Middle School buildings, now called Washington Crossing, are nearing the end of a long renovation process transforming them into apartments....
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Bismarck Tribune
November 26, 2003
By Karen Herzog
Mandan's Library Square dedicated
For Mandan Major Ken Lamont, Tuesday was an emotional day, he said. “We’re seeing the beginning of where we want Mandan to go,” he said. LaMont was speaking at the dedication of Library Squ...
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January 17, 1993
By Dick Youngblood
Historic Buildings Finding New Life As Housing Sites
Gary Stenson and his partners are wheeling and dealing all over my old North Dakota stomping grounds, not to mention neighboring South Dakota and Minnesota, with occasional forays into Wisconsin, Kansas and Nebraska. In...
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Historic Preservation News
June 1, 1993
By Frank Jossi
Housing the Heartland
St. Paul, Minn – In 1978 the Great Northern Hotel in Devil’s Lake. N.D, looked as though it would suffer the fate of the many grand historic hotels that dot the landscape of rural midwestern towns. The vintage 1911 buildi...
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Minnesota Real Estate Journal
By Liz Wolf
Spruce Tree Centre Has New Owners - Plans to reposition
The easily distinguishable Spruce Tree Centre mixed-use building, with its green tile-looking exterior has been sold for $2.75 million. The buyer is Spruce Tree Centre LLP of which St. Paul-based MetroPlains Development Inc is the managing partner.
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Brainard Daily Dispatch (MN)
By Brad McDermott, Staff Writer
Buckman Renovation Finished
LITTLE Falls - The Buckman Building in downtown Little Falls has undergone a facelift and it now is smiling on some of the city’s senior citizens. Actually, it may be more accurate to say the 94-year-old building has had full-body plasti...
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The Wichita Eagle, 1998
By Beccy Tanner
Council selects developer for Eaton
A Minnesota based developer with a record of turning historic properties into usable real estate was given the job Tuesday of funding a way to restore the 111-year-old Eaton Hotel and the block where it sits. By a 6-0 vote, the City Council ga...
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Grand Forks Herald, 1998
By Sam Black, Herald Staff Writer
Does Your Favorite Old Building Need a Facelift?
To many small towns, a corporation like MetroPlains Development would seem too good to be true. The St. Paul company swoops into small towns and saves abandoned or decaying buildings from the wrecking ball. It then remodels the buildings and turns them int...
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Rogers County Historical Society, 1999 The Hotel Will Rogers
The Hotel Will Rogers was dedicated February 7, 1930. The three owners, Louis Abraham, Walter Krumrei, and Morton Harrison joined forces to make the hotel a reality. Joe Abraham, Louis' father, had come to Claremore to take mineral water baths and was cur...
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Affordable Housing Finance Great Plains Success Story
Tenacity pays off for Developer of Small-town Landmarks Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, 2000 (Reprinted with permission. For subscription information call 800-989-7255.
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Affordable Housing Finance The House That Carry Smashed
Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, 2000 (Reprinted with permission. for subscription information call 800-989-7255. Wichita, Kan. – Renovation and expansion of the h...
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The Business Journal Elk River Prepares to Renew its Downtown
Minneapolis, MN – Elk River is closer to redeveloping its downtown than it has been for 30 years. The city has launched an effort to revitalize the entire 67 acre central business district over the next 10 years through rehabilitating and removing pr...
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