In October, CommonBond celebrated the grand opening of its newest community, Sunwood Village in Ramsey, Minnesota! Sunwood Village serves as a model for other developing suburbs with its dense, walkable character and access to transit and amenities. Its location – less than 300 feet from the Northstar Rail – gives residents easy access to over 45,000 jobs in downtown Minneapolis. It’s also near the Mississippi River Bike Trail and the free bike rentals at City Hall – and offers covered bike parking for residents.
CommonBond is committed to being a good neighbor through green, environmentally friendly practices. To that end, in addition to promoting transit and bicycle use, Sunwood Village features a rain garden and a storm water cistern that holds rainfall and reuses the water for irrigation. There was a strong need for affordable housing in the area; 40 of Sunwood’s 47 units were occupied within the first five days of opening! 100% of the apartment homes in this community are affordable, with four reserved for households who have experienced long-term homelessness. CommonBond’s Advantage Services provides support to those four families.
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us, and to our project partners Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Metropolitan Council, Anoka County, and the City of Ramsey!