On August 25 the Minneapolis City Council approved the first phase of financing for a $198 million north-side redevelopment project known as Hollman. On paper the unanimous vote--which came with a price tag of $13 million--suggests the council is enthusiastic about rehabilitating what was once the city's largest public-housing complex. But those who attended the full council meeting, or caught it on cable access, would know that not everyone on the council was sure that the plans to build 900 units of mixed-income housing were either financially feasible or prudent. They would have seen the averted eyes, sideways glances, and stiff body language that accompanied many... More >>>