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Live/Work Space Available

Applications due October 23

Rondo Community Land Trust (CLT) and its partner, Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC), in cooperation with the Neighborhood Network for Seniors (NNFS) and Neighborhood Development Center (NDC), developed two mixed-use commercial/residential buildings. The buildings are located on two long-vacant parcels of land at Selby & Victoria and Milton & Selby. The goal of the project is to shape the development of Central Selby in a manner that retains the legacy of the historic Rondo community, long the social center of the African-American community in Saint Paul.

In addition to the senior apartments on the top two floors, these buildings provide commercial spaces for small, community-oriented businesses. The goal of the commercial space is to retain, stabilize, and promote small, locally-owned businesses through long-term affordable rents. Using a commercial land trust model will provide a check on expenses, and will offer businesses increased stability and support.

Part of the commercial space outlined for this project include 2 live/work units at the building on Selby & Victoria. The front space of these units on Selby Avenue will serve as working space for a local business initiative, and the space further back will provide separate living areas with kitchen and bath facilities. Each of these units will be approximately 1,200 sq. ft., and are meant to serve as a catalyst for local business development. With direct storefront access to Selby Avenue and with the route 21 bus stop right outside, your business can easily engage and serve the local community. In addition, by having the space to both live and work, these units can provide a unique way for you to customize the space to fit your business and personal needs, and is an efficient way to utilize desirable space.

If you have questions or are interested in applying contact Rondo CLT through the contact form on our website. We are currently reviewing applications, so if you would like to be considered please reach out as soon as possible. Applications are due October 23, 2019