Living at Greenhouse Village Cooperative has many amenities of living in any Small Town USA. If you are civic minded, there are opportunities to serve on the Board of Directors or on a variety of policy and planning committees.

Maybe your skills and interests run along the lines of gardening in the out-of-doors or perhaps your expertise is in decorating the halls and common spaces. For variety there are numerous card games, music activities, book club, movie night, pool table, ping pong and areas to walk about. There is a special fitness room, a well-equipped shop and library.

Security is a top priority with motion sensors and cameras. For your convenience, we have four elevators and a heated garage. No more mowing the grass, shoveling snow or pulling those heavy trash barrels to the curb again.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy, call our Housing Manager, Jeff Welle at 651-488-9997 and set up an appointment or stop by for a visit.

Cooperative Living


If you are like many adults 55 and over, you may be at the point when owning a home has made you feel isolated or is becoming a burden. No matter what the reason, you are ready to spend more time enjoying life. Greenhouse Village Cooperative (GVC) offers you the benefits of home ownership without the work and worry of home maintenance, and the comforts of home without the challenges.

For an affordable Share payment, you become a member-owner in a community managed by the members; creating benefits for its members. As a GVC member you will enjoy affordable housing with monthly expenses remaining stable. You pay for actual operating costs of the cooperative.

A new sense of community is established as GVC members participate in the various decisions affecting their homes. A variety of personalities, backgrounds and talents offer unlimited opportunities for new friendships and the ability to share your skills and experiences for the benefit of all members.

Greenhouse Villiage was featured in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article printed July 18, 2010. Click here to view a reprint of that article.

GVC was also featured in the March 26, 2012 and March 23, 2015 editions of the Roseville Review. Click here to view a reprint.

"Home ownership – without the home work!"



The Americans with Disabilities Act is U.S. law passed in 1990 and amended in 2008. The ADA provides for the accommodation of seniors with disabilities.


Fifty-five plus. In the case of a married couple, one spouse must be 55 years of age or older.


Elected from the members. The Board oversees the management of Greenhouse Village Cooperative (GVC).


This is the cornerstone of cooperative living. Member-owners participate in the decision-making process.


GVC is a leasehold cooperative. Leasehold is a type of financing for cooperative housing.


The monthly fee is determined by the members. It is based on the direct costs to operate and maintain GVC and is divided proportionately based on the size of the home.


Cooperatives provide for accumulation of individual equity. GVC is a limited equity cooperative. Owners can earn up to two percent appreciation per year in Transfer Value.


The GVC is a non-profit corporation. Each member purchases a share from the Cooperative Association and becomes a share owner.


Some unit owners may be allowed a dog or cat under limited conditions as prescribed in the Declaration and By-laws of GVC. Prospective buyers who own pets should consult with the Housing Manager about pet provisions.


A one-time down payment that purchases a share in GVC. The cost of the share is based on the size of the home.


Smoking is not allowed anywhere on GVC property.


Similar to your present home. Real Estate Taxes are deductible from individual tax returns.

A substantial portion of the building leasehold payment is deductible as interest on individual tax returns.

A home at GVC can be homesteaded.


The consideration paid for the Membership by the previous purchaser, plus a maximum of not more than two percent per year increase: or, in the case of an initial purchaser, the amount of the purchase price plus a maximum of two percent per year increase from the date of their subscription agreement.


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Cooperative Location


1021 Larpenteur Avenue West, Roseville, MN 55113
HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (or by appointment)
TOURS: Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to Noon
PHONE: 651-488-9997

Stop by for a visit!


Greenhouse Village Cooperative (GVC) is located east of the intersection of Larpenteur and Lexington Avenues in Roseville, Minnesota. In this convenient location you will find easy access to the Roseville park system and Saint Paul's Como Park. If driving becomes an issue for you, Metro Transit bus Number 61 stops a few steps from our front door and runs to the downtowns of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, with connection to the light rail system which serves major league sports venues, VA Hospital, Airport, and Mall of America.

GVC is within convenient walking distance of shopping centers, restaurants, churches, and medical, dental and eye-care clinics. Ownership in GVC gives local residents the opportunity of staying in their community with their long-established friends, neighbors, churches and professional service providers, while also offering a hospitable welcome to area newcomers.


Rich in history, you will find Greenhouse Village Cooperative located on a site which had been home to a family-run floral business.

The Lebens Garden Center was a neighborhood fixture for 80 years, and had been part of a 25-acre farm homesteaded in 1882. Greenhouse Village Cooperative honors the past and has an eye to the future.

Cooperative Features


Greenhouse Village was built to exacting standards and constructed using high-quality and energy-efficient materials. Here you will find a new level of architectural amenities, comfort and luxury at an affordable price.

State-of-the-Art Building with Improved Design Features:

  • Exterior Brick and James Hardie Cement Siding, GAF Timberline premium shingles, Andersen Patio Doors.
  • Four elevators located throughout Greenhouse Village for added convenience.
  • Unique two-story Village Center flanked by the East and West Wings.

Energy Features:

  • Energy-efficient windows with Low-E, Argon filled, insulated glass.
  • Exterior envelope with sprayed-in-place, expanding DEMILEC foam insulation to seal out dust and pollen, reduce noise penetration, and increase energy efficiency.
  • Double-wall construction between homes.
  • Quiet and comfortable energy-efficient heat pump heating and cooling system.
  • Extensive use of energy-efficient lighting.

High STC Rating (soundproofing)

Security System

  • Surveillance cameras with video recorder.
  • High Security Medeco brand exterior door locks.


"You're buying much more than a home!"

The heart of Greenhouse Village Cooperative (GVC) is found in the Village Center. The architecture and character of Greenhouse Village will greet you the moment you step inside the spacious two-story foyer. In the Village Center you will find the appealing comfort of richly appointed fireside seating areas, Library, Club Room (for cards, movies or billiards), Craft Room (for special projects), the well-equipped 700 square foot Workshop, Business Center, and other social areas where you can enjoy friendly conversation. You have the opportunity to share your gardening skills with other members on our beautiful landscaping or garden plot, or choose to relax in the Sun Room beside the beautiful waterfall and pond.

Two guest rooms and ample parking are available for the occasional visit of out-of-town family or friends.


"Uniquely designed homes"


  • 21 different floor plans
  • Homes vary in size from 1058 to 1830 square feet
  • Designer kitchens fully equipped with Whirlpool appliances
  • Full-size washer and dryer in each home
  • Solid-oak cabinetry and millwork
  • Window treatments on all windows
  • Spacious walk-in closets
  • Energy-efficient heat pumps
  • Individually controlled thermostats
  • Comcast X1 cable TV service
  • Personal decks on all homes
  • Entire campus is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant and smoke-free
  • Free WiFi Internet access
  • Reserved heated indoor parking included with each home
  • Four conveniently located elevators
  • Ample outdoor parking for visitors and guests

Call Jeff Welle, Housing Manager, at 651-488-9997 to discover available floor plans that can meet your senior living needs or to arrange a tour.