A dilapidated fourplex on the southside of St Cloud, in a neighborhood notorious for crime and high concentrations of poverty (the area is 26% Black and close to 20% foreign born), was torn down by the city and replaced with a single-family home which operates as a Community Outpost. Bedrooms are used as office spaces for service providers, county workers, and university outreach; the garage acts as a police hub, and common spaces are used for neighborhood gatherings. “It’s really in the form of a single-family home, but it’s used more as a community gathering space,” reflects Matt Glaesman, Community Development Director. Meant to strengthen relationships among the police and communities in high crime areas, the outpost is designed in a way that it can be sold to a family when no longer needed.