Harvest Commons: Second Chances

The 1930 Art Deco former hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located near retail, a public park, and transit. To the left is the butterfly-roof multi-purpose pavilion.

The exterior has intricate terra-cotta detailing.

Plasters details were restored in the historic lobby.

The micro-units range in size from about 250 square feet to 400 square feet.

Each unit includes a full kitchen and bath.

Half the roof is covered in plants, so the building stays cooler in the summer.

Residents are supplied with a twin bed and chair.

A fiber-cement-clad addition relates to the garden

Six hens supply eggs for the demonstration kitchen.

In the street-level kitchen, residents learn about cooking and nutrition.

One of Heartland Housing’s social services partners gives cooking classes.

Residents enjoy soup and camaraderie in the kitchen.

Raised beds, ready for planting.

The garden shed is clad in colorful fiber-cement panels.

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