Plenty of creativity was required to transform a Minneapolis parking lot into a mixed-use development that embraces European ideas and blends into the historic Mill District.
Located at the northeast corner of South Second Street and Third Avenue South, Mill City Quarter is a six-story, 150-unit senior-friendly affordable apartment building, whose property features the city’s first “woonerf,” a pedestrian-friendly shared street.
Top Projects of 2016 – Mill City Quarter
While a developer works to secure funding for a six-story apartment building over the coming year, Baraka Auto Center is operating at 510 W. Lake St.
Baraka Auto opens at Lake & Harriet housing development site
The tornado that hit North Minneapolis in May 2011 destroyed many buildings, including the third-generation, family-owned Broadway Liquor Outlet. The Rose family chose to rebuild it and also add desperately needed workforce housing to the neighborhood.
The city of Minneapolis even asked the owners — Rose Development and Lupe Development Partners — to add 29 apartments to the original 74. That added 1½ years to the Broadway Flats project, but the studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments filled within four months of its September 2016 opening. Broadway Liquor, another 10,000 square feet of commercial space, and tenant common areas anchor the first of four floors, with resident parking underground.
Top Projects of 2016: Broadway Flats
A joint venture between Lupe Development Partners, Ecumen and The Wall Cos. is in the process of securing the rights to redevelop Snelling Yards, a site near the Blue Line’s 46th Street Station in Minneapolis.
Snelling Yards proposal echoes Mill City Quarter
A Minneapolis Public Works storage facility near the Blue Line would be demolished and replaced with 203 units of affordable housing under a proposal by a group led by Lupe Development Partners.
Developers pitching $43.3M affordable housing project on Blue Line
Two St. Paul projects proposed near a planned bus rapid transit route are leading what city officials hope will be a long list of transit-oriented developments in the corridor, boosted by proactive zoning changes.
The Gold Line BRT route isn’t expected to open until 2023, but St. Paul has already updated zoning rules for hundreds of parcels around five of the six planned stations in the city to allow higher density than exists today.
Gold Line BRT spurs St. Paul development
Transit-oriented development in St. Paul has almost exclusively been focused on the Green Line light-rail corridor in recent years. The Metropolitan Council estimated last year that at least 13,700 housing units have been built or are in the pipeline within a half-mile of the line’s total length.
A bus line far in St. Paul’s future caught the eye of some developers
It will bring affordable and senior housing, new Dutch street concept to central riverfront
A trio of developers is closing in on city approval for the two-phase Mill City Quarter project, which will bring 150 units of affordable housing, 150 units of senior housing and a new pedestrian-oriented street concept to the central riverfront.
Mill City Quarter development heading toward city approval
A site near the Milwaukee Depot in downtown Minneapolis could become the latest in a flurry of apartment projects — but one of only a very few aimed at seniors.
Finance & Commerce reports on plans by Shoreview-based senior housing developer and operator Ecumen to build 149 senior apartments at 428 S. Second St. in Minneapolis. The site is adjacent to the Riverwest condo building and a planned apartment project called Latitude 45, developed by Alatus, and it’s kitty-corner from the MacPhail Center for Music.
Ecumen plans senior rentals in downtown