Rebuilding Right on the Northside: One Year Later By Allison Herrera | May 21, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Environment Subscribe to Environment Click on Image to View Video Click on Image to View VideoAfter the devastating tornado swept north Minneapolis a year ago, architect Alyssa Lipke-Pier and Raymond Dehn mobilized a group of architects and designers. Their goal: provide free consultation and assistance to anyone who wants or needs it to help rebuild their house like it was before. In the past year, more than 80 architects and designers donated their time and more than 40 homeowners have received consultation. Within days, contractors showed up to help rebuild homes on the northside. Insurance companies wanted to keep repair costs on the homes low. Lipke-Pier says Rebuild it Right recommended what was appropriate for the homes and helped many homeowners advocate for themselves. “Quality was taken out so quality should be put back in,” says Rebuild it Right will be part of Minneapolis’ 100 green homes initiative. The city has pledged to build energy efficient and affrodable homes for people living on the Northside. Says Lipke-Pier, “I want people to move to the Northside because of the houses. This is a great community.” Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.