Project Type: Renovation; St. Paul, MN
Client: Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation
This project was substantial renovation of the former Malcom Shabazz Apartments complex, comprised of four buildings, 73 one, two, and three-bedroom units, on a three-acre site. Exterior improvements include two stair/laundry additions, window, siding, door and roofing replacement on all buildings, and modifications to ground floor unit and general building entrances. Site improvements include substantial grade changes to improve accessibility, the creation of ground floor unit patios and planting modifications to improve livability and curb appeal, additions and upgrades to play areas, and the addition of an underground stormwater management system. Improvements to major building systems include the addition of a building wide fire sprinkler system, fire alarm upgrade, centralized domestic hot water system, electrical service/meter replacement, and individual gas meters for each dwelling unit. Interior improvements include reconfiguration and enlargement of office/meeting rooms and laundries, the addition of a resident community room, and the replacement of dwelling unit finishes, lighting, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and decks.