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The Willows

Creating Thriving Communities. One Building at a Time.

The Willows is an exciting component of the West End Concept Area development in Shakopee, MN, being led by D.R. Horton. It will include a variety of housing styles and retail uses. CommonBond’s development will provide housing options that are affordable for people with low to moderate incomes in a high-quality community.

The Willows will provide a quality rental housing option within walking distance of childcare and schools. The development is one component of a larger, master planned area that is anticipated to include for-sale homes, senior housing, retail, and a community park.


The development will provide homes for 60 households, offering a quality housing option that is within reach for families with low to moderate incomes, and offering amenities to meet the needs of families with children. Residents may include teachers, local hospital personnel, retirees, and employees of local grocers and other community businesses — all are people looking for a stable, quality home they can afford.

Concepts for Community Amenities

  • Community room with kitchen
  • Children’s play area
  • Computer lab
  • Controlled access entry/ surveillance cameras
  • Laundry facilities
  • Location near schools and childcare
  • Access to walking trail



The Willows is still in the development phase. We are openly seeking input and ideas and will continue to do so as the project moves along.

CommonBond Communities will own and manage The Willows. CommonBond is a nonprofit organization that was originally formed out of the Archdiocese of St. Paul in 1971. It is the largest affordable housing provider of its kind in the Upper Midwest. We manage a portfolio that serves nearly 12,000 people, and are renowned for our expertise in both development and property management. CommonBond is a long-term owner and our presence in a community makes a difference. We are good neighbors; we focus on helping residents achieve stability and independence, and we strive to be good community partners.


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