Vacant Fort to be Converted into Housing for Homeless Veterans
Five buildings at the Upper Post of Fort Snelling in Minnesota will be converted into apartments for homeless veterans. The $10.2 million project, led by St. Paul-based developer, Common Bond Communities, will create 58 units, potentially as soon as 2013. The buildings, all over 100 years old, are currently either vacant or used as storage facilities, according to a report by the The TwinCities.com, Pioneer Press. Two former stables and a warehouse will become efficiency apartments for single individuals, while two buildings that formerly housed noncommissioned officers will become three-bedroom units for homeless veterans and their families. Two highways separate the Upper Post from the old Fort Snelling Historical site.