Redesign is a nonprofit community developer that works to build a generative local economy in our service area covering the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Seward, Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha. We provide brokerage, buildout support, technical assistance, and façade improvement services and can connect you with options for financing, architecture, and legal support. Those impacted by the recent uprising in our area may be eligible for additional support through Lake Street Council and others. For assistance please fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.


Redesign Inc. engages the energy and creativity of residents and businesses to implement development that responds to community priorities and creates living-wage jobs, affordable housing, and a vibrant local economy.


Redesign Inc. is a geographically based CDC working in the five neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow in South Minneapolis. Our service area is bounded by Hiawatha Avenue (west), I-94 (north), and the Mississippi River (east).


We envision the neighborhoods where we work as healthy, diverse, and sustainable communities where all people have the opportunity to thrive.


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Seward Commons

The goal of Phase III is to construct a high-quality buildings including units without income limits that will diversify incomes, and improve access for the community to the Blue Line LRT trail and station.

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The Bessemer

Located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, at 2200 Snelling Avenue, The Bessemer at Seward will include 128 housing units without income restrictions.

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Wadaag Commons

As a final piece of the larger Seward Commons development, Wadaag Commons will be a 32-unit housing development that is both affordable and welcoming to the many diverse communities that call South Minneapolis home.

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Focus Arts

AS A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Redesign’s goal is to build healthy, sustainable neighborhoods by advancing the physical, economic, and social development of the community. Our emphasis within those three areas evolves with neighborhood priorities.

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Reconnecting Neighborhoods

Reconnecting Neighborhoods is a community planning process aiming to improve the crossings of I-94 between Seward and the West Bank for people walking, biking, and driving.

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Low-Interest Business Lending

Looking for a loan to launch or grow your business?

Small Business Consulting and Technical Assistance

Interested in support with launching, developing, or marketing your business?

Storefront Improvement Program

Need support to increase your street presence or improve your business’ visibility?

Property Development Consulting and Brokerage

Interested in buying your space from your landlord? Interested in renovating or developing your space?