One afternoon in July, PRG staff had a chance to show off one of the first completed homes we’ve built with support from the City of Minneapolis Green Homes North program.
Staff from other Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers organizations, along with a few neighbors, came in to see the finished home at 2511 James Ave. N. (Click that link for interior photos.)
On hand to answer questions were PRG project manager Kevin Gulden and contractor Anderson Mitchell of Mitchell Construction, based nearby.
Another special guest was Dan Haugen of Certified Wood Products in Maple Lake Minnesota. As part of the Green Homes program, PRG decided to pursue using sustainably harvested lumber … a goal we quickly realized might present a challenge, as many who responded to our RFP were suppliers based in all corners of the country, where shipping costs would be prohibitive. We were glad to discover and work with this nearby vendor, who has traditionally worked with larger developers but was eager to be a part of building these green homes in the city.