Northeast

MARKET-RATE APARTMENTS PLANNED FOR HOLLAND NEIGHBORHOOD

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A vacant site in the Holland neighborhood will soon be home to a new residential building. 

TE Miller Development is currently planning a 112-unit multifamily building at 2201 Jefferson Street NE. The building when complete will stand four stories tall and include 119 indoor parking spaces on one and a half levels of underground parking and residential units on levels one through four.

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All units within the new building will be market-rate. Units will vary in size and include studios, micro one-bedroom, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, micro two-bedroom and two-bedroom units. On the Western side of the building there will be 10 walk-up units while on the Eastern side there will be 10 units with ground floor walk-out patios that lead to an outdoor amenity area.

The ground floor outdoor amenity area that we just referred to will feature a fire pit and lounge space, multiple grilling spaces, space for yard games and a dog run. Indoors on the ground floor there will be a large lobby with a fire place and lounge space, a fitness center with yoga room, a pub room and a bike repair/work room. On the fifth floor of the project there won’t actually be any units, just an outdoor roof deck with fire pit, grilling area, outdoor movie screen and those gorgeous views of Downtown Minneapolis.

Tushie Montgomery Architects is responsible for the design of the 2201 Jefferson. When it comes to the footprint of the building it was made sure that it was set back on the Eastern side of the site in order to minimize shadowing on the adjacent residential homes. The South side of the building is where the main entrance will be located, it’s also the side of the building where that fifth-floor rooftop deck we just mentioned will be located. The developers have also carved out space on the Southwest corner to accommodate the 22nd Street connection to J-ROW.

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We haven’t really mentioned what J-ROW is yet on The Development Tracker so let us fill you in. When complete, J-ROW will be an interactive bike path that will feature rotating local art sculptures on three different pads along with tons of luscious landscaping. It’ll connect to the adjacent (and under construction) Hook & Ladder Apartments and will be the perfect artistic addition to the thriving Northeast Arts District.

When it comes to the physical construction of the building it will include two below grade and one above grade level of concrete while the upper three stories of the project being constructed from wood framing. The exterior of the building will be clad in brick, glass, metal panel and fiber cement siding.

Plans for 2201 Jefferson Street NE were approved by the Minneapolis Planning Commission in August. Construction is expected to begin in December 2019 and be complete in Spring 2021.

 

DEVELOPERS PLANNING THIRD RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN THE SHERIDAN NEIGHBORHOOD

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A trio of local developers have a third project in the works for Northeast’s Sheridan neighborhood.

Solhem and Perkins | Levins are currently planning a four and a half story building on what is today three sites located at 306, 310, 314 and 318 13th Avenue NE. The new building would include 108 market-rate apartments along with one at grade and one underground story of parking featuring 102 parking stalls and 120 bike racks. Some of the parking stalls within the building would be reserved for existing commercial businesses surrounding the property.

The ground floor of the building would include the lobby, three live/work commercial units, bike storage and 39 interior parking stalls. The lower level of the building would include an additional 63 stalls of parking along with more bike storage. Floors two through five would be home to residential units that would vary in size including alcoves, one-bedroom, one-bedroom + den, and two-bedroom units. 

Amenities within featured within the project are a fifth-floor rooftop patio, along with commons areas on the ground floor. Multiple units within the building would have private balconies and eight of the units located on the fifth floor would have private walk out patios.  

The developers are interested in constructing the project on the four sites due to their proximity to a high trafficked transit corridor and a thriving neighborhood.

THE DESIGN

Momentum Design Group is responsible for the design of the building which pays close attention to the surrounding 1920’s commercial buildings within the neighborhood. Multiple buildings surrounding the site were taken into consideration when planning the cladding of the new building including the type of brick used, the storefront patterns and the unique elemental details found on the facades.

The building is planned to be clad in cement lap siding, cement panels, metal panels, brick and burnished CMU. The ground floor would also include an art mural on a wall adjacent to the apartment lobby entrance.  

While the new building would stand significantly taller in height than the adjacent buildings, the structure is planned to have a steeped façade along 13th Avenue NE that would allow for a better transition. The new building’s fifth floor would be set back in order to tuck it away from street view and the south side of the building would also step down to four stories in order to better connect with the residential properties behind the building.

A BRIEF HISTORY

This isn’t Solhem and Perkins | Levin’s first project planned for the Northeast neighborhood. Just two blocks away they have proposed two additional residential buildings that would bring nearly 300 residential units to the neighborhood (you can read more about those projects here).

Still in Northeast, but located closer to Downtown along Central Avenue, Solhem is currently developing another residential project called “Gibson” with a different developer, TE Miller Development. When that project is complete it will include 159 apartments on what formerly was the site of an auto dealership. Across the river both developers are also currently constructing “OxOp”, a mixed-use building located along Washington Avenue in the Mill District that will include 153 apartments and a ground floor art gallery. Last but not least, both developers are also currently constructing a project in the North Loop called “The Archive.” It’ll be home to 198 apartments, ground floor commercial space and three levels of underground parking. All three projects are anticipated to be complete in 2020.

Plans for the 13th Avenue Apartments were presented to the Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole last Thursday, August 22nd for feedback. Plans are expected to go before the Minneapolis Planning Commission for approval later this Fall.

Solhem and Perkins | Levin hope to begin construction on the 13th Avenue NE Apartments this Winter with work anticipated to be complete in Fall 2021.

 

TWO PROJECTS PLAN TO BRING NEARLY 300 APARTMENTS TO NORTHEAST

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Nearly 300 apartments are planned for two sites located adjacent to Broadway Street NE in Northeast Minneapolis.

Solhem and Perkins | Levin have released plans for two residential projects that would be constructed on neighboring sites located where NE Main Street ALMOST meets Broadway Street NE (you know what we mean if you’ve been in the area).

Solhem is no stranger to the neighborhood as earlier this year they completed The Julia, a new residential building located just one block down the road.

The area near the intersection of Broadway Street NE and Marshall Street NE is becoming a hot bed for developers. In the last few years a number of projects have gone up including The Grain Belt Apartments, Mezzo, The Julia, Wyndris and currently under construction, N&E. That’s just the start of it too. If plans come to fruition, another couple of hundred apartment units could pop up on sites located behind the historic Grain Belt Brewery building.

So, what exactly does Solhem and Perkins | Levin have in mind for their two sites? Feast your eyes upon the renderings below. 

1011 NE MAIN STREET

The first project is proposed for a 1.04 acre site located at 1011-1027 NE Main Street.

The five-story building would replace five single family homes and would include 175 apartments. The apartments within the building would range in size and include alcove, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den and two-bedroom units. Two walk-up units would also be included in the project located along NE Main Street. 

Two levels of underground parking with space for 113 vehicles and 230 bikes would be provided within the building. Access to the garage would be provided by two curb cuts, one located along NE Main Street leading to the lower garage and the other located along NE 2nd Street leading to the upper garage.

Amenities with the building would include two common space areas on the ground floor, one of which most likely will be a fitness center.

The design of the building takes into account the surrounding neighborhood. The south side of the building where the building will front single and multifamily residences was brought down in height in order to provide a transition zone. As the building approaches Broadway Street NE, the building rises to five stories in height in order to engage with the other buildings of similar height along the corridor.

Plans for 1011 NE Main Street can be found here.

Construction on 1011 NE Main Street is expected to begin in Fall 2019 with an anticipated completion in Summer 2021.

Solhem and Perkins | Levin will present their project for feedback to the Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole next week on Thursday, June 27th at 4:30pm.

1018 NE MAIN STREET

The second project planned by Solhem and Perkins | Levin is located at 1018-1024 NE Main Street. 

The five-story project would replace 3 single and multifamily residences. In total there would be 113 apartment units along space for 68 vehicles and 150 bikes in one level of underground parking. Units within the building would range in size and include alcove, one bedroom, one-bedroom + den and two-bedroom units.

All of the ground floor units within the project will be walk-up units with the entrance to the building being located at the corner of NE Main Street and 11th Avenue NE.. The lobby was intentionally located towards Broadway as the area is more active which allowed for the quieter residential units to be located to the south of the building in order to be mindful to the adjacent residential buildings.

A large 3,079 square foot common space is shown on the ground floor of the building, the space likely would be home to the majority of amenity spaces within the project. Plans also show a 1,700 square foot roof deck.

The design of the building features two intersecting volumes, one modern and five stories in height and the other traditional and four stories in height. The four-story portion will be located on the south end of the project and will be clad in brick in order to help assist with the transition of the larger building to the single-family dwellings located to the south. The five-story portion of the building will have a modern angled design that will help better connect it with the Broadway Street NE corridor.

Plans for 1018 NE Main Street can be found here.

Construction on 1018 NE Main Street is expected to begin in Fall 2019 with an anticipated completion date in Spring 2021.

Solhem and Perkins | Levin will present their project for feedback to the Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole next week on Thursday, June 27th at 4:30pm.

 

MIXED-INCOME HOUSING PLANNED FOR NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

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A new mixed-scale, mixed-income and urban styled housing development has been proposed for a site in Northeast Minneapolis. 

Lander Group is the developer behind the project planned for 2301 California Street NE in the Bottineau neighborhood. The 2.6-acre vacant plot of land was previously home to a large grain silo that was demolished in 2018.

Plans for the project include a mix of both rental and ownership housing. Two clusters of buildings would be constructed on site with each cluster including a two-level and four level building.

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THE DESIGN

The two low-rise buildings fronting California Street would house 24 owner occupied townhomes with the larger four-story buildings housing 110 one-bedroom rental apartments.

Parking would be included on the ground level of both apartment buildings along with a surface parking lot located on the east side of the site. The townhomes would also have access to individual garages located behind each unit or at the back of the site.

One unique aspect of this project is that the whole development is anchored by a Community Green which will run in between the two clusters of buildings. This public space will serve both the new residents of Lander Group’s community along with the existing residents in the surrounding community. The space will feature plenty of green space, a play area and a community pavilion.

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP is the architecture firm responsible for the design of the project. They’re an award-winning firm based out of San Francisco and Denver that have worked on a number of Architecture and Urban Design projects throughout the country.

PRICING THAT DIFFERS FROM THE REST

80% of the apartment units within the project will be market-rate. One thing to note is that those market-rates are expected to be up to 25% lower than other recently completed market-rate properties within Minneapolis. The remaining 20% of apartments will be affordable units for those who earn 60% or less of the area median income.

The townhomes units will be marketed similarly to how the apartments are. 20 units will be market-rate while four will be affordable units for households earning 80% or less of the area median income.

Plans for 2301 California Street NE will be presented for feedback to the City Planning Commission Committee of the Whole at their February 28th meeting.

 

40 story condo tower planned for NorthEast

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On the shores of the Mississippi River, well, almost on the shores of the Mississippi, a new 40 story residential building will begin to rise come this fall. 

Developer Bob Lux, found of Alatus, confirmed Tuesday that after months of speculations of what his new project at the former Washburn McReavy site would include that it will in fact house condos. 

Located at 200 Central Avenue, the 40 story tall project (essentially the height of The Carlyle across the bridge) will include 207 new condominium units. The ground floor will feature building amenities along with a new restaurant by Ryan Burnet.  

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Construction on the project will begin in the fall with completion expected in late fall 2017 or early 2018. Prices for units in the building will begin at $300,000 and go up to several million dollars for top floor units (which we might add have the ability to have outdoor swimming pools). Sotheby's is handeling the selling of the units which will be offered in both a modern and traditional style. The big draw will be the floor to ceiling windows with gorgeous view of Downtown Minneapolis. 

A certain number of pre-sold units will not be required for construction to begin. It's a sign that developers believe the market for condominium units is strong.  

And there's a lot of truth to that thought. Lux's development will only be the third condo development since the recession in 2008.  Recently a few other proposals have been put forth such as a new condo development in Uptown by Graves Hospitality and also Jim Stanton's The Portland Tower in Downtown Minneapolis.

Pracna on Main to be reborn

 

On the night of January 6th the doors closed for what would be, unknowingly to most, the last time for yet another veteran restaurant in Minneapolis' Northeast Neighborhood; Pracna on Main.

Dubbed as the "oldest restaurant on the oldest street" Pracna has been in operation since 1973 and currently was under the ownership of John Ramarcik who also owns the adjacent St. Anthony Main movie theater. Ramarcik also has a few other restaurants under his belt within the city including Annie's Parlour and The Kitty Cat Klub, both of which are in the nearby Dinkytown neighborhood.

The city went into a bit of a fret when Pracna simply just closed up shop with no warning. Social media accounts and their website all vanished and it seemed as if the end had arrived for Pracna without any notice. That didn't make sense though. How could such a successful place in such a successful district (not to mention a place with such repertoire) go belly up without any forewarning? The answer... It didn't.

Turns out there's actually new life planned for Pracna. The owners plan to reopen this spring with not only a newly remodeled space to show off, but also a new menu featuring barbecue, salads, and even breakfast. Patrons will also notice a larger Pracna on Main as the new restaurant space will be 6,500 square foot after a 2,000 square foot expansion into neighboring space is completed.

Another change? Restaurant goers will be able to take their drinks into the neighboring move theater. The ultimate convenience? We think so. 

The new Pracna on Main, which will resemble much of the old Pracna on Main, will be managed by current owners of the neighboring Aster Cafe when it opens come Spring.