Trellis Co. Invests in Affordable Housing in the Heart of Downtown Mankato

Revitalizing Mankato: The Alma Apartments Renovation Project

In the heart of downtown Mankato, Minnesota, a transformative project is underway that promises to breathe new life into Walnut Towers, an affordable apartment rental community. In 2024, the community will be reborn as The Alma, named in honor of Alma Wagen, a Mankato native and trailblazing female mountain guide—the first of her kind in North America.

The ambitious project is the brainchild of Trellis Co, a visionary real estate development company that recognizes the importance of preserving affordable housing in the community. Recognizing the pressing need for quality, affordable living spaces, Trellis Co purchased the Walnut Towers property in 2022, vowing to save this vital resource for the people of Mankato.

A Tribute to Alma Wagen

The decision to rename the community after Alma Wagen reflects a commitment to honoring local heroes and celebrating the achievements of trailblazing women. Alma Wagen’s legacy as the first female mountain guide in North America resonates with the spirit of resilience and determination that defines the Mankato community.

The Alma Transformation

The Alma Apartments Renovation Project is a comprehensive initiative aimed at rejuvenating the 87 income-based, 1-bedroom apartments in Walnut Towers. The renovation extends beyond the individual living spaces to include essential upgrades to plumbing and common areas. The goal is not just to provide affordable housing but to create a vibrant and modern living environment that enhances the overall quality of life for residents.

Trellis Management: Nurturing Community Living

Trellis Management, the property management arm of Trellis Co, will oversee the day-to-day operations of The Alma. Their experienced team is dedicated to creating a sense of community within the apartment complex. From maintenance to community events, Trellis Management will ensure that The Alma becomes not just a place to live but a community where residents can thrive.

A Beacon of Hope for Affordable Housing

The Alma Apartments Renovation Project is more than a physical transformation; it represents a commitment to the well-being of the Mankato community. By preserving and enhancing affordable housing options, Trellis Co is contributing to the sustainability and vibrancy of downtown Mankato.

With the help of its partners, Trellis is proud to bring this reinvestment of affordable housing to the Mankato community, honoring the past while embracing the future. The Alma Apartments Renovation Project is not just a renovation; it’s a testament to the enduring spirit of community and the positive impact that thoughtful development can have on the lives of its residents.