About Redesign


Redesign is a nonprofit Community Development Corporation (CDC) dedicated to improving the five neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow: Seward, Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha in South Minneapolis.

Redesign Inc. provides comprehensive community development services including housing and commercial real estate development, infrastructure advocacy, business development, and program administration.

We sustain our work through philanthropic support, government contracts, and earned fees in real estate development.

What is a Community Development Corporation? Community Development Corporations (CDC) are nonprofit, community-based organizations that aggregate resources, ideas, and people with the shared goal of improving the future of a place to benefit those who live there. Traditionally, CDC’s work includes real estate development, business and economic development, and community organizing. Definition from the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)

Map of Redesign’s services in Greater Longfellow, courtesy of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban & Regional Affairs (CURA).


Redesign, Inc. serves five neighborhoods in south Minneapolis: Seward, Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha.

Our service area is bounded by I-94 on the north, Hiawatha Avenue on the west, the Mississippi River on the east, and Minnehaha Creek to the south.