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Sandstone School


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total cost


workforce apartments

The abandoned Sandstone School is an unparalleled opportunity for economic development in Central Minnesota. The 3-acre site is ideally located along the I-35 corridor, between the Twin Cities and Duluth.
The building can accommodate 31 workforce apartments, community space, and ample parking on a generous site next to Banning State Park, Robinson Quarry Park, and the Wild and Scenic Kettle River.
Lack of housing is a barrier to growth of regional businesses, and buildings like the historic Sandstone School create a win for a community in need of more housing options, businesses who are growing their teams, and a city with a historic core. Jillpine is partnering with the Sandstone Economic Development Authority (EDA) and local and regional employers to create workforce housing.


501 Court Avenue North 

Sandstone, MN

Project Type

Workforce housing

Project Size

39,000+ sq. ft.




This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

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