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.
Who Owns Artessa Cooperative?
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.
Who is developing Artessa?
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.
Can I see or tour any existing cooperatives that you have developed?
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.
Who provides management?
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.
How do I reserve an Artessa Cooperative Residence?
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.
Is there extra storage space?
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.
Is Artessa smoke-free?
Yes. No smoking is allowed in individual residences, common areas or on the grounds of the cooperative.