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    Discover the Art of Living.

    Artessa Canterbury Crossing is a co-op for people 62+ who want a stylish home, more simplicity, and a dynamic community of people of wanting those things too. Located in Shakopee, Minnesota, Artessa provides individuals in their prime years a premier ownership option and lifestyle unlike any other in the Southwest Metro. Its location boasts the benefits of the Minnesota River Valley, easy access to regional bike and walking trails, and the heart of the new entertainment and housing district in the Canterbury Park area. Artessa Canterbury Crossing is a community where members effortlessly feel at home, but with convenient amenities available at their fingertips all while being financially feasible. Many of our members also enjoy Artessa’s boutique nature of feel and size when compared to other larger communities. Enjoy maintenance-free living surrounded by amenities, comforts, and conveniences suited to your lifestyle.

    A co-op with fewer “have-to-do’s.”

    Understanding CO-OP Living

    Ownership and investment. Real community. Co-op living is designed to give you more, unlike the more traditional options of condos, townhouses, or rentals. As part of a housing cooperative, you and other members own and govern the building, land, and common areas. This community of neighbors contributes monthly to cover operating expenses.

    The many cost advantages of co-op living include a high level of owner financial security. You pay your one-time share payment (or equity payment) then your ongoing monthly membership fees. Because cooperatives operate at cost, co-op monthly fees are often well below rental market value.


    • The same tax benefits associated with home ownership
    • Lower cost of entry than with
      many condos or townhomes
    • Defined appreciation schedules
    • Ease of selling shares



    Do you enjoy a daily stroll down to the local coffee shop to grab a cup of joe and catch up on the daily happenings? The Hearth is your new coffee shop within the comforts of the Artessa Canterbury Crossing living community. A book exchange, tv streaming the daily news and a 360-degree fireplace make this space one you’ll enjoy debating the latest politics, snuggling up with a book by the window seat, or catching up on the recent community happenings.


    Whether your daily routine involves a workout, yoga, or meditation, the Wellness Studio provides an escape for you to keep that routine in check or get a chance to start a whole new one involving state-of-the-art equipment and multi-purpose flooring selected specifically for this Artessa Canterbury Crossing community.

    4. THE DOWNS

    A large gathering and hosting space with a full kitchen, pantry, and a variety of seating spaces designed for both large and small groups to get together.


    This entertainment suite is the perfect place to get together and watch a movie, play cards, or a game on the brand-new shuffleboard table. Your grandkids won’t stop talking about how fun it is to go visit grandma and grandpa once they see all that The Social has to offer – including an arcade game table.


    A secluded lounge becomes the perfect getaway for smaller social gatherings like your wine club, family holiday celebrations, and anything in between. This more intimate space within the larger commons provides an opportunity to keep your eye on the big game while being steps away from the action at the pool table or snacks in the kitchen.


    The guest suite offers flexibility to Artessa Canterbury Crossing owners to put a friend or family up in its own king bed hotel suite. This suite has all the amenities you’d find in an upscale hotel room and can be reserved in advance of any family get-together to ensure those visiting have a room of their own during their stay.


    A 1,500 square foot outdoor living room with an outdoor fire pit, grilling station, and a mix of seating invite you to take in the vibrant neighborhood surroundings.


    Each unit comes with 1 assigned parking space [typ. 9’ X18’] within the heated garage. There are an additional 18 parking spaces in the garage that can be rented month-to-month from the cooperative for those wishing to have a 2nd car. In addition to the garage parking spaces, there are 29 spaces on the surface parking lot with convenient access to the building if you decide to stop back at the building in between errands or for your visitors looking for the front door


    The garage has 1 designated flex stall for electric vehicle charging.


    The garage features a designated car and pet washing stall that could also be used to hose down a muddy bike should you decide to do some off-roading along the regional trails accessible directly from the Artessa Canterbury Crossing site.


    Your next Mancave or She-shed is located off the heated garage. This space accommodates woodworking, carpentry, pottery, and other forms of creative works to be completed in a room designed to get messy


    In addition to having ample closet space within each unit, there are 30 storage lockers within the building which can be rented month-to-month from the cooperative for those desiring to store seasonal or special items. An additional storage cabinet can be purchased to set in front of your vehicle in the assigned parking space – talk to your sales representative for more information.


    Bike racks are provided in a designated area of the basement.


    A pickleball court can be found in the northwest corner of the property. This private court will be quite the talk of the town and the envy of your neighbors that will undoubtedly ask to join your Artessa Canterbury Crossing league.


    9 raised garden beds are located in the southeast corner of the property. Whether you’re into veggies or perennials, there is room for gardening enthusiasts of all kinds

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    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.

    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.

    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.

    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.


    Restaurants & Groceries
    Bravis Modern Street Food
    McCoys Copper Pint
    Zuppa Cucina
    Dangerfield’s Restaurant
    Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant
    Turtle’s Bar & Grill
    Sapporo Sushi Restaurant
    Cajun Deli Shakopee
    Muddy Cow – Shakopee
    El Toro Mexican Restaurant
    O’Brien’s Public House
    Pho 83 Inc.
    Pasta Zola – Shakopee
    New Dragon Café Inc.
    HyVee Market Grille Express
    Mr. Pig Stuff
    Mystic Steakhouse
    CTC Coffee Ta Cream
    Shakopee Brewhall
    Target Grocery

    Recreation & Local Destinations
    Mystic Lake
    Valley Fair
    Canterbury Park
    Quarry Lake Park
    Memorial Park
    O’Dowd Lake Park
    Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area
    Spring Lake Regional Park

    Best Buy
    Sam’s Club
    Home Depot
    Post Office
    Marcus Shakopee Cinema
    The Pearl Salon
    Cole’s Salon
    St. Francis Medical Center

    Canterbury Crossing Offers:

    • New construction with premier details
    • Personalized finishes that reflect your style
    • Community spaces that inspire
    • Neighbors who become friends
    • Maintenance-free, amenity-rich, one-level living
    • Ownership and equity
    • Ages 62 and Better

    Homes designed for life.

    Select from 10 unique home floor plans while also gaining use and enjoyment of nearly 5,200 square feet of indoor common amenity spaces and nearly 1,500 square feet of outdoor amenity spaces that act as an extension of your cooperative home.

    • Marsha & Gene
      “ In our stage of life, it’s fun to move somewhere brand new. ”
      Marsha & Gene
    • Bev
      “ I had probably already made the decision to move [to a co-op] before the meeting, but looking at the floorplans and seeing all the finishes made me think, ‘yeah, I could live in a place like that ”
    • Ed
      “ I want a new lease on life. I want to change my lifestyle. The concept of community and having people my age with similar experiences attracts me to cooperative living. ”
    • Coop Member
      “ We were able to sell our home, move into a brand new community of people with similar interests. We picked out all of the interior finishes, and to top it off, we had money left from the sale of our home to travel and enjoy all the things we've talked about doing for years!
      Coop Member
    • Coop Member
      “ My social life hasn't been this great since college. ”
      Coop Member
    • Mike and Joan
      “ Our neighbors are great. And they’re already becoming real friends. ”
      Mike and Joan
    • Bryan
      “ There’s just a lot less to worry about, so I have more time. ”
    • Harry
      “ It’s just easier to do what I want to do here. ”
    • Missy and John
      “ My excitement is in the fact that I kind of feel like we’re reverting back to doing things we’re choosing rather than a list of things that need to be done. ”
      Missy and John
    • Pat
      “ I thought I would have to give up building things when I sold my house. Now I have the time, the space, and the tools to do what I love ”

    Frequently Asked Questions

    There’s an art to living. It’s doing more of what you want to do and less of what you have to do. It’s finding a community but still having your sanctuary. It’s making your space your own without starting from scratch. It’s not about having everything- it’s about having the things that matter. Artessa is for people who know it and are inspired to discover their art of living.

    Members collectively own and control the cooperative community in which they reside. Members buy a share in the cooperative corporation, which owns the land, building, and any common areas. Members receive the exclusive right to occupy a specific residence. There is a member-elected board of directors and professional management to direct and assist in operations ongoing.

    Artessa Development, an affiliate of Lifestyle Communities of Minnesota, is the developer of Artessa cooperative communities. This group brings over 35 years of experience creating cooperative communities under various cooperative brands throughout Minnesota and surrounding states. It is through this experience and relationships with thousands of cooperative members where we perfect the art of living.

    Certainly, we are proud of the numerous cooperative communities that we developed or financed over the past 35 years. Please see an Artessa representative to schedule a tour at one of the communities that will be most comparable to your interests at Artessa.

    Lifestyle Communities, an affiliate to Artessa Development remains a vital resource to the cooperative and works alongside the property management team providing lifestyle services to the members, board, and property management team. Located in Bloomington MN, FirstService Residential is the management company of choice for cooperatives and condominiums across many major metropolitan areas in the United States. The FirstService Residential Minnesota team combines its industry-leading experience and best practices with over 40 years of Twin Cities leadership in managing owner-occupied communities. Its reputation and mission of delivering exceptional service and solutions that enhance the value of every property and the lifestyle of every resident are widely respected in the marketplace and complement the Artessa Cooperative and Lifestyle Properties brands.

    Yes, Artessa Development and affiliate Lifestyle Communities take great pride in working with the members to ensure an environmentally friendly and sustainable building. The Artessa Cooperative is designed to perform with high energy efficiency in both the member residences as well the common areas. Artessa properties are built following sustainability practices that lead to a better living environment for the members and more responsible means of construction than many other developments.

    The following identifies the primary sustainability and energy efficiency measures used in Artessa:

    • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    • LED lighting extensively through common amenity areas and member residences
    • Occupancy sensors are utilized in common spaces, such as stairwells and garages, to minimize energy consumption when spaces are lightly utilized or infrequently used throughout a 24-hour timeframe. Occupancy Sensors are also utilized for site lighting on parking and driving areas (Dark Sky Compliant)
    • Energy Star Appliances

    Building Materials & Practices:

    • Low VOC paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants
    • Recycled content (50% post-industrial; 25% post-consumer)
    • Regional materials (products produced within 500 miles of site)
    • Environmental flooring
    • Mold prevention materials for surfaces and shower/tub locations
    • Construction waste recycling, salvaging, and landfill diversion (up to 75%)

    The tax benefits are similar to those you enjoy with a single-family home. The real estate taxes and mortgage interest payment associated with your monthly membership fee can be tax-deductible. 

    Your share will increase at a fixed annual maximum compounded rate (typically 2%, but this rate can be found in the cooperative’s governing documents).  

    We welcome pets at Artessa as long as they are well-mannered.  Please see an Artessa representative for requirements. 

    Yes. No smoking is allowed in individual residences, common areas or on the grounds of the cooperative. 

    We know that storage is an important feature when looking to make a move.  At Artessa we strive to include large spacious closets and cabinets within each residence as well as provide separate individual storage areas within the community for those items you treasure but might not use on a daily basis 

    Once you’re ready to move forward, you’ll meet with an Artessa representative to complete a reservation agreement. This allows you priority to select the residence of your choice without a big financial and emotional commitment. The reservation fee is $1,000 and is fully refundable if you decide not to move forward, or it will be applied to your future purchase. 

    One of the unique features of moving into Artessa is your ability to personalize your home to fit your taste.  As part of the buying experience, you will meet with the Design Project Manager to select a variety of custom options such as countertops, lighting, flooring, appliances, cabinets and so much more.   

    Yes. Typically one nicely appointed guest suite is available for friends and family for a small fee that supports the cooperatives’ operating budget.   

    At Artessa, you receive one underground heated garage stall with your purchase. Extra underground garage spaces are available for rent and are assigned based on availability and reservation priority. Additional surface parking is also available at no cost. 

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