Renaissance Box

St. Paul, MN

Renaissance Box provides 70 high-quality, affordable apartment homes near Lowertown St. Paul for individuals and households earning low to moderate incomes. Located within close proximity to a variety of employment opportunities and several transportation options, Renaissance Box has had a positive impact on Wacouta Commons' evolution into a thriving urban neighborhood.

Aeon's 12th historical renovation is transforming a blighted warehouse destined for foreclosure into a flourishing part of the Wacouta Commons neighborhood fabric. Renaissance Box stands as an attractive, vibrant residential building that complements and enriches the character of the surrounding community.

Renaissance Box features efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, each of which offers residents several unique features. Each unit features large windows that provide abundant natural lighting and dynamic views of either the surrounding neighborhood or downtown St. Paul. Column capitals dating to the original 1914 construction are visible in individual units and hallways, while the loft-style apartments include exposed brick, concrete floors and open ceilings.

Renaissance Box has achieved USBGC's LEED Gold certification for its sustainable features as a multifamily housing development. It also received the 2013 Affordable Housing Design Award by AIA Minnesota/McKnight Foundation.

Development History

The Renaissance Box building, originally built in 1914, was home to the O'Donnell Shoe Factory, which provided jobs for various immigrant populations that came to St. Paul to make a better life for their families. By 1928, O'Donnell was the largest shoe manufacturer in the state of Minnesota.

Following its shoe factory days, the building was used by various commercial and retail owners, but remained an underutilized community asset. Aeon purchased the mostly vacant building out of a foreclosure situation in 2006.

The redevelopment of Renaissance Box is paying tribute to Minnesota's history while meeting today's needs for quality affordable homes. Aeon has obtained a historic designation for the building from the State Historic Preservation Office.

Aeon - a leader in historic preservation - has preserved this building in a sustainable and feasible way through a partnership with the Center for Sustainable Building Research and the Center for Energy and Environment.

Learn more about Renaissance Box's development or its historic past.

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Amenities & More

  • 9-foot Windows Offering Dynamic Views
  • A Variety of Unique Floor Plans to Fit Your Lifestyle
  • Abundant Natural Lighting
  • Bus Lines from Nearby Lowertown to Downtown Minneapolis
  • Central Heating & Cooling
  • Concrete floors
  • Easy Access to Interstates 94E and 35E, and Highways 10 and 52
  • Exposed Brick Interior
  • Ground Level Patio with Native Plants and Rain Gardens
  • High Ceilings
  • Located in a Rapidly-Growing, Mixed-Use Residential Community Centered around Wacouta Commons Park
  • Loft-Style Units in a Newly Renovated, Historic St. Paul Warehouse
  • Near Central Corridor Light Rail
  • On-site Supplemental Artist Space
  • Private Storage
  • Smoke-Free Community
  • Community Room
  • Fitness Room
  • On Bus Line
  • On-site Laundry
  • Pet Friendly


Renaissance Box

200 East 10th Street
St. Paul, MN


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Renaissance Box
200 East 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Leasing Hotline: 612-333-9284
Hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Affordable Units
Bedrooms Availability Monthly Rent Monthly Income
Studio No $690 – $900 $1,380 – $1,800
1 Bedroom No $830 – $1,030 $1,660 – $2,060
2 Bedroom No $1,040 – $1,220 $2,080 – $2,440
* Minimum monthly income requirement is 2 times monthly rent. Estimated maximum annual income allowed is 60% of adjusted median annual income based on household size (view table).

Last updated January 2, 2019 • Rent, income requirements and availability subject to change


Adjusted Median Annual Income

Household Members
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
30% $19,830 $22,650 $25,470 $28,290 $30,570 $32,820 $35,100 $37,350
35% $23,135 $26,425 $29,715 $33,005 $35,665 $38,290 $40,950 $43,575
40% $26,440 $30,200 $33,960 $37,720 $40,760 $43,760 $46,800 $49,800
50% $33,050 $37,750 $42,450 $47,150 $50,950 $54,700 $58,500 $62,250
55% $36,355 $41,525 $46,695 $51,865 $56,045 $60,170 $64,350 $68,475
60% $39,660 $45,300 $50,940 $56,580 $61,140 $65,640 $70,200 $74,700

Effective 04/01/2018