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MINNEAPOLIS - 2 NEW TOWERS!!!

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Proposed for redevelopment of a site located only one block from the banks of the Mississippi River, our design takes maximum advantage of the unobstructed views to the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

Our design envisions 16 floors of housing with 10 townhouse units and one penthouse apartment. Retail and restaurant space is provided at street-level and there are five levels of parking.

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Our design for this mixed-use development makes the most of the extraordinary views afforded by the urban site just three blocks from the Mississippi River and overlooking downtown Minneapolis.

The proposed 220,000 gsf project contains 20 floors of housing (20 one-bedroom units, 88 two-bedroom units, 39 student flats, and a single penthouse apartment), street-level retail, and three levels of parking below grade.

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Great looking projects!!! I've seen Minneapolis' skyline before, but can you provide an aerial and point to the actual location of these towers? That will give me a good idea.

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they won't really be contributing to the skyline but here is a map of the residential towers proposed:

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-green star : the two projects above proposed

-red start : pillsbury a mill; 27, 24, 20, & 15 story highrises proposed

-yellow star : the carlyle; 39 stories; to break ground this summer marketing

-blue star : graves condo tower; 40-50 stories, developer wants to break ground this summer proposed

-red-pinkish star : grant park homes; 27 stories, 90% sold under-construction

-purple : elliot park lofts; 26-32 stories, most likely will break ground this summer marketing

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Looks like more great projects for Minneapolis! And thanks for the map, Mpls...it puts things in perspective. There seem to be quite a few surface lots, but I'm sure those will all be filled with highrises very soon.

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^thanks bud.

"There seem to be quite a few surface lots, but I'm sure those will all be filled with highrises very soon."

there are a crap load, but that is an old photo and a lot progress has already been made.

it looks like the first design was actually rejected by the developer, they are using a different architect, ESG, they are very good. hopefully we won't lose the edge with a new design.

the other design is for a completely different developer.

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Downtown Minneapolis has a ton of surface parking lots. If they want to get rid of a significant percentage of them in a reasonable time period, the pace is going to have to pick up considerably.

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the pace we are moving at is pretty unheard off, a significant percentage have already been built up since the boom began and many more are in danger.

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For some reason I was thinking that the LRT line ran closer to the riverfront. Oh well, at least Minneapolis is getting light rail. Light rail around here is still at least ten years away.

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That aerial is from 1991

Oh, ok. I was wondering how old it was, because it would seem like there wouldn't be nearly as many surface lots as shown in that pic given all the new development. It seems that they are announcing a new development in Minneapolis every day or two. That brings up a new question though: Why is Minneapolis one of the few cities in the north that is growing? It seems like most northern cities are either not growing much at all, or still loosing people like they have been for the past 40 years or so, yet Minneapolis seems to counter this trend.

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Downtown Minneapolis went nearly 20 years with little (if any) highrise residential construction. It's strange that it would pick up so quickly after such a long dormant period.

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I was looking for this new construction post on Minneapolis. I'm glad I've been reunited with these renderings. All the designs are so cutting-edge and slick! Minneapolis just keeps getting better and better!

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