New Dinkytown Development Leaves Students with One Month to Vacate

Updated: Feb 9, 2019

Contributor Comment: Yes, another "displacement of the vulnerable" story... where is the balance and respect? This is a great example of how our city gives all the power and profit to developers at the expense of needy residents and affordable housing.

By Miguel Octavio - Minnesota Daily - February 7, 2019 -

Forty-six tenants living in properties along the 1200 block of 4th Street Southeast must vacate by Feb. 28.

An upcoming development in Dinkytown has left some tenants scrambling after it notified residents they have to move out by the end of the month.  The City of Minneapolis approved a six-story, 114-unit apartment complex on the 1200 block of 4th Street Southeast by Chicago-based developer CA Ventures in early January. Forty-six tenants living on the property, 37 of whom are students, received a notice late last month stating they need to vacate the property by the end of February. Construction is slated to start this spring.   Fourth-year student John Schoolmeesters had a monthly lease with one of the affected properties. Schoolmeesters said he’ll be forced to move back into his parents’ house in southern Minnesota if he doesn’t find new housing soon. “I really couldn’t believe it. It all seems kind of ridiculous that it’s happening so quick,” Schoolmeesters said. “I mean, one month to find somewhere to live is almost impossible here [in] the city.”

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TAGS: #Gentrification, #Housing

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