Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin
The Anishinabe Wakiagun Building was originally built in 1995 and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) along with the Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) decided the Wakiagun Building needed an upgrade and addition. Loeffler Construction & Consulting was awarded the project in late spring. The project consists of new finishes to existing units as well as remodeled common areas, corridors, restrooms, kitchen and office spaces. The existing building is an affordable housing facility for Native American residents who will be living in the building during the remodel. With that in mind, Loeffler Construction & Consulting helped create a work plan to mitigate disruption to the residents.
The new building (Bii Gii Wiin) is a 32 unit multifamily affordable housing facility. The addition will be 3 stories and include common areas, reception, offices, and living spaces. Construction is scheduled to take place in two phases with phase 1 (Bii Gii Wiin Addition) to start in October of 2015 and be completed in May of 2016. And, phase 2 (Wakiagun Remodel) will start in January of 2016 and be completed the following month.