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.
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.