Rioters in Minneapolis, MN, set fire to a $30 million affordable housing project.
Housing complex construction site on 29th/26th is on the verge of collapse. Heat is so intense you can feel blocks away. pic.twitter.com/sXbmQyzHCz
— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) May 28, 2020
The six story, 190-unit apartment project known as Midtown Corner was dedicated to low-income families and individuals. It burned to the ground Wednesday night after 16 structural fires were set by protesters, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel confirmed on Thursday.
The complex was developed by Wellington Management and was scheduled to open in the spring of 2021. The $30 million project cost was funded almost entirely by private funds. Only $340,000 of the budget was contributed by local government.