Model Cities BROWNstone is a transit-oriented development located along the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. The project consists of 35 units of affordable workforce housing, commercial and retail uses, green space and public art close to the Victoria Street LRT Station.


The BROWNstone redevelopment project is a mixed-use development along University Avenue and Victoria LRT Station:

  • Total investment over $14 million
  • Potential creation of 30 new jobs in the neighborhood
  • Model Cities’ BROWNstone building which is located at the Victoria & University light rail stop, includes ground floor commercial/retail, a community room, a reading room celebrating the history of African American railroad workers in the neighborhood, workforce housing, and Model Cities’ offices
  • BROWNstone includes a pocket park that provides new green space along the Avenue


BROWNstone is a new, dynamic development along the University Avenue Green Line that will revitalize the Victoria & University Intersection. This project demonstrates the potential for environmentally-friendly, mixed-use development to catalyze other projects, and thus contribute to increased economic vibrancy along the transit corridor. As a result, existing and new businesses will provide jobs and income to the community and new opportunities for continued revitalization of the Rondo/Frogtown neighborhoods. In addition, affordable housing will be available for those who want to live and work in the area.


Additional information:

  • Letter of Interest Business
  • Potential Tenant Application for Model Cities
  • Model Cities Redevelopment Residential Apartments
  • Model Cities Redevelopment project funders

Contact Property Management:

Property/Facilities Manager
(651) 632-8354