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October 16, 2014
Ebenezer Tower Apartments to undergo major remodel
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 2014) – Ebenezer Tower Apartments, located at 2523 Portland Ave. S. in Minneapolis, is about to begin a major renovation of the 40-year-old building. Kraus-Anderson will be the general contractor of the extensive $10.2 million project, which will maintain the integrity of the original design, while addressing needed upgrades to the 23-story senior high-rise.
Designed by Blumentals/Architecture Inc., major improvements to the 192-unit building will include new handicapped apartments, installing energy-efficient windows, remodeling the common areas, modernizing elevators, installing a fire protection sprinkler system and adding air conditioning in all apartments.
The exterior of the building will feature a new weather barrier finish. Other improvements will include new carpeting, cabinets and upgraded finishes.
“Affordable housing options for older adults continue to pose a challenge in the Twin Cities and throughout the country,” said Jon Lundberg, Ebenezer’s vice president of operations. “Maintaining quality housing options for those with low incomes is an integral part of our work and a cornerstone of the Minneapolis campus. The improvements to this 40-year-old building will greatly enhance the lives of our residents.”
Located in historic Midtown Minneapolis, Ebenezer Tower Apartments offers seniors independent living in a residential neighborhood with exceptional views of downtown. With homes for adults 62 and older, Ebenezer Tower has 101 market rate apartments and 91 apartments available as Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 residences. Ebenezer Tower Apartments are affordable for residents who meet low, very low or extremely low income requirements as set by HUD. Under the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, residents pay 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent.
The project will receive financing from the City of Minneapolis and through state and county sources, including Home Funds through Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction will take place at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 at Ebenezer Tower Apartments. Construction is expected to be completed Dec. 2015.
About Ebenezer Tower Apartments
Ebenezer Tower Apartments is owned and managed by Ebenezer, a trusted name in Minnesota for providing quality senior services since 1917. Located on Ebenezer’s Minneapolis campus, residents have access to Ebenezer’s entire continuum of care, including home care, assisted living, adult day health, transitional care and long-term care. Ebenezer is a part of Fairview Health Services, whose senior services are readily available to the Minneapolis campus.