The Rose


The Rose is a four story, 90-unit apartment building by Aeon together with Hope Community Partners. The project used the International Living Futures Institute's Living Building Challenge (2.1) as a framework for sustainability design and planning. The project is the first affordable multifamily housing project to register with the program and structured early design meetings and decisions to attempt to meet the Living Building Challenge - and in the process uncovered regulatory and financial hurdles to implementing affordable sustainable housing. The final design of the project focused on healthy material selection for the residential spaces and a significant reduction in operating energy.


CSBR lead:

Billy Weber




901 Third Street North, Suite 150

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401


Hope Community

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Ltd.

Minneapolis, Minnesota