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Rental FAQs

Building Details

What was this building used for historically?

Leijona was originally constructed as a jail, and linked by the tunnel in Unit 007 to the County Courthouse directly across the street. Jail operations moved several miles away in 1995, leaving this historic building abandoned. While the building was operational, it housed nearly 100 people in 93 cells at capacity. Now it has 33 boutique apartments that repurpose the building’s unique architecture for a modern use.

Why live at Leijona?

Unique units with great views, the building’s historic details, unparalleled location, and access to Duluth’s downtown resources and amenities make Leijona the best housing option in town!

Living Details

How many units are there?

There are 33 units, each with unique historic features, including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments at a mixed range of affordability. Learn more at


Do you have parking?

Yes, Leijona has parking options for all residents:

  • We have limited open-air on-site parking for $70 per month, directly adjacent to the building.

  • We also have covered parking at the nearby Civic Center parking ramp for $70/month.

  • Our parking can be month-to-month, so not built into a traditional lease term, giving you the flexibility to change your mind - a rare find! 


Are pets allowed?


Yes! After you complete a third-party pet-screening application for each pet, your pet will receive a liability rating based on the type of animal, age, and other factors determining the potential likelihood of pet damages. Depending on this score, a refundable pet deposit of either $500 or $1000 per pet will be required, as well as pet rent of $25-$100/month per pet.

There is a two-pet maximum per unit.


Which utilities are included in my rent and which are not?

Tenants pay a monthly fee for:

  • Gas

  • Heat

  • Water/Sewer


Tenants have their own meters and options for:

  • Electricity

  • Internet and cable


THe building provides convenient trash and recycling for tenants at no cost.​


How much is rent per month?

You can find the specific monthly rent and a floor plan for each unit on this website.


Where do I store my bike?

Storage units of various sizes are available to every tenant in a heated, secure area in the lower level. These spaces are perfect for bikes, skis, paddle boards, kayaks, and the rest of your sports and outdoor gear! Note: Yes, surf boards will fit!


Storage units come in small ($20/month), medium ($30/month), and large ($40/month) sizes.


Is there laundry?

Yes, Leijona has on-site washers and dryers payable with credit or debit cards, or a phone-based app provided to tenants.

Ready to Rent

How do I apply for a unit?

We make it easy! The application process is online, but we accept paper applications, too. Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis, everyone who wants to live in the unit must apply, and at least one person must complete a tour (in-person or virtual). Applications are good for 60 days for any unit. The application includes identification info, residential history, income and employment, and other basics, along with a photo ID and proof of income. The application fee is $45 to cover the cost of background and credit checks. Call or email us today to start the process! (218) 390-4317 or


How long are leases?

Typically a lease term is 12 months, but occasionally we offer flexible lease terms. Please reach out to with your lease term goals.

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