Huntington Place For Sale? New Owner Could Bring Changes
Troubled Brooklyn Park apartment complex Huntington Place could soon have new owners. The property has a reputation for livability problems and high rates of criminal activity. At one point the city’s mayor called the Huntington Place management company “slumlords.”
The Brooklyn Park City Council has been working with that company, Plymouth-based Dominium Management, to address those problems. But many of the solutions, especially for the crime, have been too slow to develop for the city’s taste. Mayor Jeff Lunde says that’s why he’s excited for the possibility that Aeon, a Minneapolis nonprofit affordable housing company, could buy the property. He says residents of Huntington Place are tired of the current situation.
“They are sick of being victimized by people who run roughshod over the whole complex,” said Lunde. “So we’ve had those discussions with Aeon about the security challenges. What we’re willing to do to work with them. And so we believe we have a partner that’s going to help tackle those issues in a proactive way.”
The mayor says if the deal goes through, the upgrades Dominium is working on would still happen as part of the sale agreement. Aeon already manages another property in our area, Carrington Drive Apartments in Brooklyn Center.