Past Projects


From polluted land to enclosure, construction enclosed
within 66 days.


Loading dock facilities and resource recovery area provide maximum vehicle loading and unloading efficiency.


One-level warehousing, fabrication, parts and loading were
neatly integrated into an efficient floor plan.


Finished Plymouth Avenue façade of the
New Standard Heating HQ


Official ribbon-cutting, October 1, 2009. (l-to-r) Chairman
Ted Ferrara, VP Todd Ferrara, Mayor RT Rybak,
Council Member Don Samuels.

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

A third-generation family business in the Twin Cities for over 80 years, Standard Heating & Air Conditioning was at its South Minneapolis location for the last 60 years. With over 80 employees – many with high paying technical jobs – the business had outgrown its original facilities and was literally bursting at the seams.

Owners Ted and Todd Ferrara recognized the need to expand their facilities to grow the business. A cramped and crowded two-level operation was not efficient. They wanted to adapt to the changing needs of the residential service industry, and retain the critically important niche they had developed in the residential service sector. For relocation and development solutions, Ted and Todd turned to Lupe Development Partners.

Starting in 2005, Lupe carefully mapped the critical elements of a Standard relocation by focusing on existing buildings and sites that met the exacting requirements of the Standard business plan. Key to the Owners was: (1) the need to be centrally located, (2) close to highways and arterials, (3) proximity to the Dunwoody Institute and its technical training programs, (4) visibility and curb appeal from major streets, (5) adequate zoning for resource recovery & recycling operations, (6) 2 acres for vehicular storage and fleet maintenance, and (7) proximity to a plentiful source of educatable workforce.

The Lupe solution reflected our unique expertise and skill set. We identified a vacant and polluted parcel in the City of Minneapolis North Washington Industrial Park (NWIP) that was the basis for a larger private land assembly. The parcel at the intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Second Street met all the client criteria.

Working with the Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) Department, Lupe and Standard patiently arrived at a redevelopment agreement that satisfied the competing needs of the neighborhood, a jobs park advisory committee and the two Council Members whose Wards were affected.

Lupe successfully assembled the land, coordinated the state and city pollution remediation grants, land use applications, title work, financial underwriting, and closing due diligence. Lupe also prepared the construction program, selection of vendors and contractors, negotiated contracts and performed client project management and delivery oversight. The result was a project that met all of the client’s expectations, while staying on program and budget. Start of construction to occupancy was six months.


floursack-flatsFlour Sack Flats, Minneapolis, MN.

Located in the historic St. Anthony Falls District of Southeast Minneapolis at 521 Second Street Southeast, Flour Sack Flats is a joint venture of The Wall Companies and Lupe Development Partners, both of Minneapolis. Flour Sack Flats contain 59 one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, and two bedroom units, with two levels of parking.

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madison_loftsMadison Lofts, Minneapolis, MN.

Madison Lofts was the recipient of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best in Real Estate award for 2006, for Redevelopment in Residential work of 100 units or less. This highly sought after peer recognition is one of the most important project recognitions a development can receive.

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frankling_loftsFranklin Lofts, Minneapolis, MN.

Franklin Lofts is an urban condo/retail developments – only minutes from Downtown, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Washburn Fair Oaks Park.

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EatStreetFlatsCVS – Minneapolis, MN.

CVS is Located in the Eat Street Flats mixed use development at the corner of Franklin and Nicollet. In addition to a pharmacy, CVS features personal care, grocery, seasonal and houseware selections.

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eat_street_flats_859Eat Street Flats , Minneapolis, MN.

Eat Street Flats is an urban condo/retail development in the heart of the Eat Street neighborhood at the corner of Nicollet and Franklin – only minutes from Downtown, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Washburn Fair Oaks Park.

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Stone Arch Apartments 2Stone-Arch-Apartments-2-new-image

New construction, 91-unit apartment building in St. Anthony Main. Great river views and close proximity to Downtown and the U of M. The project consists of a six story building with two levels of underground parking. The design will compliment the evolving change of character that is occurring in the neighborhood. The building is slender and elegant in profile, yet muscular in presence, representing the industrial form of the area. Many ‘green’ features and sustainable materials will be incorporated into the final design.

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clusterThe Cluster

Offering a new and exciting architectural concept for university-based housing, The Cluster melds the privacy and exclusivity of a townhome or duplex, with the convenience and amenities today’s university-based renter wants in near campus housing. The Cluster contains only eight 3-BR and four 4-BR units, assuring each resident an exclusive experience far different from the typical “premier” student housing choices sprouting all over campus. Intimate, with private, secure courtyard and secure private entrances, each unit enjoys an unparalleled separation from the intrusion and noise that dormitory-style housing can encourage. No common corridors that invite unwanted interruptions at inappropriate times, no unsightly dormitory furniture, no shortage of hot water in the morning, and no landlord restricted heat producing shivering nights. Each unit has its own highly efficient and dedicated furnace, air conditioning and hot water heater, letting each resident group set and control their own comfort levels.


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The Stone Arch Apartments are the first truly affordable rental apartments to be built in the high demand riverfront area of Minneapolis. Stone Arch Apartments are a fitting addition to an area successfully making the transition from historic and industrial to recreational, and residential. The Stone Arch Apartments are designed to reflect the history of the area while providing unique high tech living spaces that offer everything that modern lifestyles demand. The warehouse/industrial-chic vernacular creates apartment styles previously found only in other cities like San Francisco, Chicago or New York…..but, Stone Arch’s interior finishes include industrial lighting, high ceilings, huge windows, exposed beams, ductwork and warehouse-style spaces, create an environment fitting the modern urban professional ……here in Minneapolis!!
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marcy-parkMarcy Park

Marcy Park is a modern off campus apartment community featuring huge floor plans, a fitness center, computer labs, indoor parking and friendly staff. Conveniently located off I-35, blocks from the University of Minnesota,MPA is your best housing value. Rent an entire unit or by the bedroom.
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AdamsStreet1920 Adams Street – Mankato, MN 56001

An example of retail conversion work…Lupe Development Partners successful repositioned this former Video store into a thriving multi-tenant property in the heart of Mankato’s growing north retail district…


Broadway Flats

Broadway Flats is an exciting new housing and retail project at West Broadway and Penn Avenues in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are currently taking applications for all 103 apartments of workforce housing that will serve residents of the Jordan neighborhood with a level of quality and amenities not previously available in the community. Apartments are going fast so stop by today to reserve yours!

The popular Broadway Liquor Outlet will anchor approximately half of the 19,000 square feet of retail with commercial leasing space facing West Broadway Avenue available for future retail tenants.
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Mill City Quarter

Mill City Quarter is a new affordable apartment community that is being constructed in the coveted Mill District of Downtown Minneapolis.  Set on one of the last open parcels of land in the Mill District, Mill City Quarter will be the first high tech affordable apartment community in Downtown Minneapolis!  Open to all ages, the community will have an abundance of desirable amenities, including a ‘Woonerf, a concept from the Netherlands in which all modes of transport coexist, but priority is given to bikes and pedestrians.  Other high tech amenities will include a state of the art Cyber Café where residents can plug in and enjoy a cup of java.  Mill City Quarter’s affordability, coupled with their amenities and location, means that all of those working in hospitality, service, back office, entry level, or retirement now have a downtown living option too!  Contact us today for more information on how you can become one of the first residents of Mill City Quarter when we open our doors on September 1st, 2016.

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