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Seward Redesign

Minneapolis, MN
Joined in October 2019

About Us

Seward Redesign (Redesign) is a nonprofit community development corporation, started in 1969, dedicated to improving the Seward Neighborhood and Greater Longfellow Community of south Minneapolis. Redesign provides comprehensive community development services, including housing, commercial real estate development, infrastructure advocacy, business development, and program administration. Redesign sustains its work through philanthropic support, government contracts, and fee-based real estate development revenue.


Redesign’s staff of 4-7 with 1-2 key consulting partners provides comprehensive, local, and tailored support for long-term business and community sustainability. The organization owns and manages 105,000 square feet of space at 9 commercial properties, home to 40 diverse tenants. Redesign has also developed and preserved 776 units of affordable housing. With a focus on women, immigrant and people of color-owned enterprises, Redesign has recruited dozens of new businesses, provided seven low interest revolving loans, and overseen 75 façade improvement grants, among other types of support, in the last 10 years alone.

Seward Redesign (Redesign) is a nonprofit community development corporation, started in 1969, dedicated to improving the Seward Neighborhood and Greater Longfellow Community of south Minneapolis. Redesign provides comprehensive…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Areas

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