Plymouth-based developer Dominium has been selected to turn the historic Fort Snelling Upper Post into about 190 affordable housing units.
The $100 million project will be financed through a combination of low-income housing tax credits, federal and state historic tax credits and other sources.
The site includes 26 buildings constructed between 1879 and 1939 for a variety of uses including housing, a gymnasium, hospital, bakery and a morgue.
“Despite their prominent place in Minnesota history, these historic buildings have fallen into disrepair,” Lt. Governor Tina Smith said in a news release.
“I am proud to support this renovation. It will restore an important part of Minnesota’s history, and transform these buildings to serve a new purpose: to improve the lives of hundreds of Minnesota families,” she continued.