MIXED-USE PROJECT PROPOSED FOR DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT
Last month plans were approved by the Minneapolis Planning Commission for a mixed-use project on what is currently a surface parking lot at 501 7th Street S in Downtown Minneapolis.
Designs for the project were floated earlier in the year and now it appears that a new design has been given to the exterior in response to feedback. Plans still include a six-story building with 150 apartments and 3,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space that will become home to a restaurant. The ground floor would also include amenity space for the residents of the building along with 20 short-term surface parking spaces. One below-grade level would include 49 parking stalls. In total there will be space for 165 bikes to be stored split between the ground floor and lower parking level.
DJR Architecture is responsible for the overall design which includes an exterior clad in brick and metal. The building will include a mix of apartment sizes ranging from studios to two-bedroom units. Plans also show a roof deck that would provide views of the Downtown skyline.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2019.