Lake Elmo Land For Sale Could Stir Major Area Development

A Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq Brokered Deal

The Old Village project in Lake Elmo just got a new push forward.  Two large parcels of land have been put on the market, ready for developers to grab.

For sale are a 263-acre plot and another that could be nearly as big, according to city administrator Dean Zuleger. Read more

Ryan to Develop 5 Blocks Near New Vikings Stadium

One of the largest real estate projects in Minneapolis history, announced Tuesday, would transform a largely barren stretch of downtown that has long struggled to attract investment.

The $400 million proposal would target a five-block area near the new Vikings stadium, adding offices, residential housing, retail and an 9-acre park, according to developer Ryan Cos. City officials hope the proposed project will generate even more development in the years ahead. Read more

Mount Development Plans to Build Senior Complex in Edina

Mount Development's proposed assisted living building at 6500 France Ave. in Edina (view looking southwest from France Avenue) where a medical office building had been proposed.Mount Development, which for more than a year has tried to build a medical office building along Edina’s France Avenue, has radically shifted its plans. It now wants to build an assisted living complex instead.

Mount filed plans with the city on May 1 that superficially resemble those for the 102,000-square-foot office building that had been approved for the site, at 6500 France Ave. It’s the same height (62 feet) and style, but is intended for specialized senior services instead of physician offices. Read more

CPM Development Proposing 93 Unit Minnetonka Apartment

Proposed Tonka on the Creek apartments in MinnetonkaRooftop gardens and community access to wetlands next to the development are two of the features of a new apartment project planned in Minnetonka by Minneapolis-based CPM Development.

The 93-unit market rate apartment project is slated for an area near the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 169 and Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5).  The four-story project, called Tonka on the Creek, backs up to Minnehaha Creek. Read more

United Properties Purchases Nieman Marcus Building on Nicollett Mall

United Properties continues to play an important role in downtown Minneapolis. The developer most recently closed on the empty Neiman Marcus store at 505 Nicollett Mall in downtown. United Properties says it will now renovate the 100,000-square-foot building. Read more

Trammel Crow to Add 165 Apartment Units in Golden Valley

The Arcata will be 165 luxury apartments adjacent to the Colonnade Office Tower and south of Golden Hills Office Center on Golden Hills Drive.Dallas-based Trammell Crow Co. said this morning that it plans to begin construction this fall on 165 luxury apartments in Golden Valley. The Arcata will built on a 2-acre site near The Shops at West End. It’ll be adjacent to the Colonnade Office Tower and south of Golden Hills Office Center on Golden Hills Drive. Read more

Twin Cities Housing Construction Up 111 Percent

Housing construction in the Twin Cities was up more than 110 percent, making it one of the best Aprils in nearly a decade.

Throughout the 13-county metro area, builders were issued 372 permits to build 817 apartments and single-family houses, according to a report from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. Luxury rentals in two new downtown buildings accounted for nearly 60 percent of those units, but a shortage of home listings helped boost permits to build single-family houses by nearly 27 percent. Read more

Mortenson To Build New Hotel Near First Ave?

The proposed hotel would be built in this parking lot. The skyway would be removed during construction, and then added to the hotel.Mortenson Development has a deal to buy a site near the First Avenue nightclub in downtown Minneapolis, where it’s planning a nine-story, 220-room hotel.

The site, located at the corner of First Avenue North and 8th Street North, is the same site where Turnstone Group recently suspended plans for a nine-story apartment building due to recent increases in construction costs. Read more

Senior Housing at Former Porky’s Drive-In, St. Paul

The former Porky's Drive-In site along University Avenue will become the new home of a $45 million senior housing complex by Episcopal Homes called Midway VillageEpiscopal Homes will break ground Wednesday on a $45 million senior housing complex at the site of the former Porky’s Drive-In in St. Paul.

The new development, called Midway Village, will have 63 apartments, six 10-person households for long-term and memory care, and 50 affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors. Read more