TE Miller Development

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.