Bumpy Lane Richfield (A Socially Responsible Development)

Project Type: Multifamily
Name of Developer: Joint Venture between J. Benson Construction (MBE) and Bumpy Lane Richfield LLC
Developer Point of Contact Name: Doug Jandro
Point of Contact Email: doug@bumpylaneco.com
Contact Phone: (612) 280-0174
Project Address: 2000-2018 76th Street West, Richfield, MN 55423
Number of Units: Approximately 75 (67 affordable and 8 market rate) Units
Building Type: Other
Owner Type: Rental

Brief Description: Bumpy Lane Richfield is a multi-story, mixed-use, multi-family housing and commercial joint venture project by J. Benson Construction (MBE partner) and Bumpy Lane Richfield LLC. This single building project will include administrative offices and activity space for the Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC), market rate residential apartment units for MICC program participants, and affordable residential apartment unit rentals. The 1st floor of the building will be dedicated to MICC’s continued operations in Richfield, Minnesota. Approximately 8 market rate units will serve the housing needs of enrolled MICC program participants. The remaining housing units (approximately 67) will serve the housing needs of persons and families of low and moderate income; approximately 40% of these units will have rents affordable to households earning at or below 60% of area median income and approximately 60% of these units will have rents affordable to households earning at or below 80% of area median income. Beyond providing needed housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, the affordable units will help solve for an existing housing shortage for MICC alumni who have low and moderate incomes. 

MICC is a Minnesota nonprofit that offers person-centered programs, services, and educational opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum or with similar learning differences, their families, and the larger community by placing specific focus on certain vocations and independence. MICC’s holistic approach serves a growing community need for workers who are prepared to enter the workforce and fulfill positions in industries that are struggling to find workers. By supporting a demographic that traditionally has poor outcomes without intervention and support, MICC’s holistic approach and preventative programming benefits individuals with autism spectrum and learning differences, their family members, the local community, and Minnesota’s overall workforce and economy.