Housing for Veterans

Lake Grace Housing

In early 2014, Metro HRA awarded Lake Grace Apartments three Project Based Voucher units for homeless veterans.

A one, two and three bedroom unit will be filled by households meeting requirements for Metro HRA’s Section 8 program, in addition to veteran and homeless status. Households will pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards rent and Metro HRA will subsidize the remainder. Two of the three units are currently occupied by households, while the property is working on filling the third unit with an eligible household.

Major Remodel of Centennial Hill Senior Residence

CentennialHill_669x430In 1995, the City of Chanhassen and the CDA entered into a Joint Powers Agreement to enable the construction of Centennial Hill Apartments, which provided 65 units of housing for seniors in the City of Chanhassen.

As it approached its twentieth anniversary year, the project was in need of a variety of improvements.  The CDA requested the City of Chanhassen’s continued support of the project by providing its general obligation backing in support of housing bonds to fund $1,550,000 in building improvements and to refund the $2,960,000 of outstanding 2004 bonds resulting in a substantial saving on interest rates since the original project.

The Building Improvements

Kass Wilson Architects was retained on the project and one of the primary purposes of the project was to repair the existing plaza which had leaking issues for many years. The project included a complete reconstruction of the plaza waterproofing system. The plaza was then refinished with a new heated walkway and concrete topping.

The project also included site improvements to collect water from the plaza and direct it away from the building, which was critical to successfully deal with the plaza water issues and to stabilize a retaining wall that had been destabilized by the accumulation of water.

The project also included improvements to the building designed to reduce ongoing maintenance costs and increase energy efficiencies. The improvements included:
  • New windows
  • Replacement of existing vinyl siding with new cement fiber board
  • Refinishing the existing decks and wrapping the face boards with aluminum along with the addition of new aluminum railings
  • Refinishing and restriping the asphalt parking lot
  • New landscaping
The Centennial redevelopment and upgrade project team included:
  • Carver County CDA
  • City of Chanhassen
  • Kass Wilson Architects
  • Eagle Builders
  • Springsted Inc.
  • Steve Dunbar, Ivy Properties

Stream Data Center

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The Carver County CDA has worked very closely with the City of Chaska and through our membership in Greater MSP (www.greatermsp.org) to market Chaska and Carver County to large data center companies.  We have had a lot of success in this regard. A short 5 years ago Carver County had no data centers and now Chaska is home to 4 with an investment totaling over $350 million. We especially worked hard and assisted the City of Chaska to both attract and land Stream Data Centers out of Dallas Texas to develop a large data center here in Chaska. We wrote an infrastructure grant to the state to support the development that was funded. We also worked closely to lure Stream Data here along with our partner Greater MSP.  Anthony Bolner is the CEO of Stream Data Centers.

The ribbon cutting was held on July 9 2014. 

The ribbon cutting was held on July 9 2014.

Visit Stream Data Center.com

Vickerman Building Expansion

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The City of Norwood Young America (NYA) and the Carver County CDA are proud to announce the expansion of Vickerman Company in the Tacoma West Industrial Park. Vickerman Company is an importer and wholesaler of quality seasonal decorations, including traditional and realistic artificial Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. In addition the company offers other realistic looking holiday foliage, Giant Christmas trees and a full line of unique display trees.

Read the Media Release (pdf)

Super Radiator Coils Expansion


Park and Ride Project

Carver Station

The Park and Ride project (Carver Station) is located in the City of Carver, south of State Highway 212 and west and adjacent to Jonathan Carver Parkway. This project was developed by a partnership between the City of Carver, the Carver County CDA, Carver County, Southwest Transit, Mattamy Homes, Ron Clark Construction, Minnesota Housing and the Metropolitan Council. The project includes economic development, public transportation, new single family housing, parks, trails, high density apartments, underpass, and storm water enhancements all wrapped up into one 36 acre parcel the CDA bought back in 2010 to be a catalyst for development in Carver.

Carver Station Park and Ride Resident Guide (pdf)

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