new development

The Crane So Big It Spans Two Cities

Building Boom on Minneapolis — St. Louis Park Border Exactly how big is the construction crane at the new development — a 49 unit apartment building — now going up just southeast of France Ave. and Lake Street? At 250′ (my estimate), the crane is so big that it straddles the border between Minneapolis and...
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The Developer Knows There’s a Fire Station Next Door, Right? (Right?!?)

BP Gas Station at Lake & Excelsior to Become Hotel-and-Condo “Elevage Development Group’s revised plan for a hotel-and-condo building at Lake & Excelsior calls for a taller, slimmer structure and wider sidewalks . . . in early July, Hennepin County will start tearing down the BP gas station standing on the triangular site.” –“Lake Street...
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Scooping the Star Tribune on Calhoun Towers Redevelopment

Coming Soon Near Lake Calhoun: Two New Towers or One? “Bader Development of St. Louis Park wants to build two 22-story apartment towers near Lake Calhoun on the western edge of Minneapolis, the largest residential project proposed in the city in years. In documents made public by Minneapolis city planners on Friday, [Bader said it]...
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Shopping Mall Best Seller, Mid-Summer 2014

What’s the best-selling item at the shopping mall these days? Hint:  it’s not in the stores — it’s in the parking lot. In fact, it IS the parking lot. Mixed-Use New Construction No less than 3 Twin Cities shopping malls at the moment — Ridgedale, Knollwood, and Southdale — have major construction projects going up...
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Virtual Staging — Commercial Edition

Watch This Space Corner:  27th & Hennepin Or, “Before & After(??)” What’s going to take the place of the shuttered BP Amoco at the southwest corner of 27th & Hennepin in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood? Judging by the “virtual” rendering commissioned by the broker marketing the site (see image in the lower left of the photo above,...
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Developers Flock to Minneapolis’ Uptown

3 Very Big Holes in the Ground — For Now Yes, the real estate recovery is supposed to be gradual and halting, not roaring. But, tell that to developers active in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood. At the moment, I count not one but three major projects, all poised to lift off (up?) between now and Spring:...
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