Vista 44

Vista 44 rendering photo

Eligibility for housing at Vista 44 is determined solely from Hennepin County's Coordinated Entry System. The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a process that assesses and matches eligible households to housing opportunities. Households that meet eligibility criteria can access the Coordinated Entry System by contacting an access point to set up an appointment or by visiting a drop-in site. Because housing resources are limited, this process is designed to prioritize individuals and families with the highest vulnerability, service needs, and length of homelessness receive top priority in housing placement. 

To find out more information on eligibility requirements and access point drop-in locations, please visit the Hennepin County Coordinated Entry website or contact the Office to End Homelessness at

Project Background

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative (Vista 44 Housing Limited Partnership) has broken ground on a 4-story, 50-unit multifamily apartment building located on the one acre portion of land previously owned by St. Joseph's Church across from Central Park.  

Vista 44 will provide rental housing to families who make less than $30,000 a year, will include one, two and three-bedroom apartment units, and individualized on-site support services through Volunteers of America. The tailored and individualized support helps children do better in school, parents increase income, and families improve long-term health. 

More information can be found on Beacon's website. 

Previous Public Meetings

January 19, 2021 - City Council Meeting

October 20, 2020 - City Council Meeting

  • Approved a resolution authorizing applications to the Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account, DEED Contamination Cleanup, and Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund programs for the Vista 44 project.
  • Agenda Materials; Meeting Minutes

June 16, 2020 - City Council Meeting 

  • Approved a resolution identifying the need for Livable Communities Demonstration Account Funding and authorizing application for grant funds. 
  • Agenda Materials; Meeting Minutes

December 17, 2019 - City Council Meeting

December 3, 2019 - City Council Meeting

  • Approved the site plan and first reading of Ordinance 2019-1144, rezoning the subject property from R-5 high density multiple family to mixed-use, with a Planned Unit Development (PUD). 
  • Agenda Materials; Meeting Minutes

November 26, 2019 - City Council Work Session

  • Held a special work session to further discuss the project. The intent of the meeting was to have a discussion with staff and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. Public testimony was not accepted at this meeting and no formal action was taken. 
  • Agenda Materials; Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2019 - City Council Meeting

  • Moved to table a decision on site plan review, rezoning and Planned Unit Development (PUD) applications on the project to a future meeting.
  • Agenda Materials; Meeting Minutes

October 22, 2019 - Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

  • Held a public hearing to consider site plan, rezoning and Planned Unit Development (PUD) applications and with a vote of 4-2, made a recommendation of approval to the City Council. 
  • Agenda Materials; Meeting Minutes

October 10, 2019 - Neighborhood Meeting

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative held a neighborhood meeting on October 10, 2019 to discuss their plans and gather feedback from the public. 

Developer Preliminary Concept Plan

August 20, 2019 - City Council Meeting

July 23, 2019 - Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting