Cranberry Ridge: Homes for working families

Beacon is adding 47 quality apartment homes in the Wayzata School District on 45th Avenue North near Old Rockford Road in Plymouth. Cranberry Ridge will be home to working families who will benefit from the great schools, parks and other community assets we all appreciate.

Most of the families living at Cranberry Ridge will be earning between $20,000 and $45,000 per year. Up to 10 homes will be set aside for families who are earning less. Interfaith Outreach staff will be at Cranberry Ridge to support parents’ efforts to have the best possible jobs, increase their income and meet their children’s education and other needs.

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Most of us who live in this community believe there’s no better place to live, to work, to raise a family. But for some of our neighbors, our kids’ classmates, the people we see every day at IOCP, that ‘no better place’ remains more dream than reality. The need for affordable rental housing in the western suburbs is real and urgent. A stable, affordable place to call home is where dreams are nurtured and strong futures begin. We’re excited about creating housing that will make that ‘no better place’ real for all of our kids and all of our families.

LaDonna Hoy, Executive Director
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners

What will it take to build Cranberry Ridge?

Before we can build Cranberry Ridge, we need city approval for the site, capital funding for construction, and rental assistance for the lowest income families. In the fall of 2017, we are working on site approval. We are confident that we can win City Council approval with a show of community support despite the Plymouth Planning Commission’s vote to not recommend our proposal. 

What can I do?

Collaborating congregations and their members will be called on to show their support in a variety of ways over the next two to three years. Right now, you can:

Advocate

  • Show up for important public meetings. Cranberry Ridge will be considered by the Plymouth City Council on November 28 at 7 p.m. (Note that this is a new date.) Sign up for updates from Beacon to receive news about Cranberry Ridge.

Invite

  • Spread the news about Cranberry Ridge and invite others to show up with you at the public meetings.

Donate

  • By the time Cranberry Ridge opens, it will have cost about $10,000 per home to to find the right location, build the community support, secure the perfect service partner, and arrange for the multimillion dollar financing for the development. All of this work is made possible through private contributions. Make your gift online or send a check to Beacon at 2610 University Avenue, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55118.