The number of apartment or condo buildings just completed, in the works, approved or proposed for Northeast, Columbia Heights and St. Anthony continues to grow. By the time these projects are complete, more than 3,000 apartment units have been or will be added to the area.
NordHaus I: You can’t miss NordHaus at 315 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis. The luxury apartment community towers over everything in the immediate vicinity. With rents for its 280 units starting at $1,479 and running up to $9,793, we can’t help but wonder who’s living in the penthouse.
The Legends of Columbia Heights: The Legends provides affordable housing for senior citizens. At least one resident per unit has to be older than 55 and meet certain income limits. At 3700 Huset Parkway, Columbia Heights.
The M on Hennepin: Opened earlier this year, The M, 10 2nd Street SE, put 67 new apartments into the housing mix. They’re on top of and surrounding the old Harness Shop and Nye’s.
In the works
Grand Central Flats: Set to open in Spring 2019, this project at 4729 Grand Ave., Columbia Heights, is well underway. The 148-unit, two-building complex will include a two-story indoor play area for kids and an outdoor dog run. It’s an affordable development; income restrictions will apply.
The Julia: At 80 Broadway St. NE, this apartment building across from the 1029 Bar, and next to Element Pizza, has 98 units.
333 E. Hennepin Ave.: Mortenson Construction began building this 20-story luxury tower earlier this year. Completion is expected in August 2019. The $81 million building will hold 283 apartments, and there will be retail space on the ground floor.
Wyndris: The latest senior living facility by Catholic Eldercare is nearing completion. It will provide 69 new apartments for seniors 62 and up at 929 2nd St NE. It’s expected to open late this year.
Marshall Flats: At the corner of Marshall Street and 14th Avenue NE, 110-unit Marshall Flats should be move-in ready by September. CPM is partnering with Roers Investments. The contractor is Reuter Walton Commercial and ESG designed it.
Hook & Ladder: Hook & Ladder is a workforce housing development at 2212, 2316 and 2320 Jefferson St. NE. Developer Newport Midwest was hoping to start construction this spring, but the old buildings on the site, one of which was most recently used to warehouse and sell mattresses, have not yet been torn down. This project, which would offer 118 new apartments in two buildings, is closely watched by the construction industry. One building will be built using conventional methods; its “twin” will be built to meet “Passive House” specifications (see feature below). There will also be pads built for a sculpture park on nearby vacated Jefferson Street. Groundbreaking took place June 21.
The Village: In March, the St. Anthony City Council approved Continental Property Group’s site plan for The Village. Groundbreaking is expected in late fall for this 225-unit development on Kenzie Terrace.
Grain Belt area: Landon Group and their partners got the nod from the task force working on the remaining parcels around the already-developed Grain Belt buildings along 13th Avenue between Marshall Street and the Mississippi River; 215 housing units were proposed, though the project may have changed.
Marshall Apartments: CPED approved this project in April. A single-family home built in 1900 at 829 Marshall St. N.E. will be demolished to make way for a 29-apartment building. M Club Properties is the developer.
Jackson Lofts: Blue Golds Ventures and DJR Architecture have proposed a 16-apartment building at 754 Jackson St. NE. It would replace a duplex on the site. The City Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit, site plan and re-zoning.
200 Central Ave.: Alatus’ 40-story tower on the site of the old St. Anthony Commercial Club is one of the more controversial projects in this list. Clearly for the well-heeled, it will cost $170 million to build and have 214 condominiums ranging from $350,000 for a one-bedroom on the second floor to $4 million for one of four top-level units. A date for groundbreaking has not been set.
The Expo: Doran Companies received the go-ahead from the City Planning Commission in January to build a 372-unit multi-family project on parking lot the former General Mills site on Third and University avenues SE. The company is voluntarily making 10 of the units affordable. The rest of the General Mills site will be developed at a later date.
Nordhaus II: Developer Lennar is set to begin building the second phase of its Nord- Haus project at 401 1st Ave. N.E. It will include a 12-story mid-rise with 207 units and a five-story, 124-apartment building. It awaits a site plan review.
1717 Central Ave.: Master Properties has proposed tearing down the old Burger King building that currently houses a day care and erecting a 78-unit apartment building that would house the day care on the main floor. Retail space and an art gallery would also be included.
2nd Street Townhomes: North Bay Companies would build two, two-story townhome buildings at 2407 2nd St. NE, replacing a single-family home at the site. The buildings would contain 10 townhomes. Two townhome buildings are already under construction on the same block.
Aeon development at Lowry Grove: The non-profit developer recently displayed preliminary plans for a 70-unit affordable housing project on the corner of Lowry Avenue and Stinson Parkway. Many administrative hoops will have to be jumped before construction can begin.
1501 Johnson St. NE: This yet unnamed apartment project would put 155 market rate apartments on a small, eye-shaped plot of land overlooking I-35W, across the street from the Northeast Rec Center.
701 and 705 Central Ave.: This is the latest apartment proposal for Northeast, at the current home of Premier Auto Sales. The seven-story building would hold 158 market rate apartments. If approved, groundbreaking would happen this fall, with completion coming in 2020.