Fighting NIMBY To Fill A Need

Pillsbury "A" Mill exterior, after renovation (Credit: Troy Thies)

Pillsbury “A” Mill exterior, after renovation (Credit: Troy Thies)

As one might imagine, breathing new life into a 136-year-old manufacturing plant is a task fraught with problems. As Minneapolis’s A-Mill Artist Lofts, a finalist in the National Association of Home Builders’ Pillars of the Industry Award proves, when you add in affordable housing as the goal of the project, the complications mount, especially if that old factory is now in an upscale part of town.

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