A new housing facility for people who have experience homelessness, unemployment and incarceration is now under construction. Great River Landing, the apartment complex in Minneapolis, celebrated its groundbreaking on May 3. Gausman & Moore provided mechanical and electrical design engineering services, while working closely 4RM+ULA, for the $12 million project.

 

Once completed, the facility will include housing, classrooms, meditation spaces, meeting rooms, laundry areas and lounges for communal living for up 72 people. The design includes green patio gathering space and photovoltaic array on the roof. The mechanical system is a hybrid water source heat pump system with high performance cooling tower and condensing boiler coupled with a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) to deliver superior indoor air quality and ventilation effectiveness that drives comfort in each space.

 

The building’s electrical, lighting, and water-saving plumbing system along with the safety of fire protection and fire alarm systems and security systems of the building will improve each building occupant’s indoor environmental quality.

 

The project was developed by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, which is committed to developing affordable homes, sheltering families, and working to impact housing policy. Better Futures Minnesota, which helps people turn their lives around toward better health and success, will be onsite at Great River Landing to provide employment services, life coaching and support services.

 

Great River Landing is expected to open in 2019.