Apartment tower near Convention Center would stand 31 stories with spire reaching 415 feet

– MSP Business Journal

Alatus LLC has revealed more renderings and details for its proposed apartment tower near the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The tower plan, first announced in October, would be built at the site of the Second Church of Christ Scientist, at 228 S. 12th St. Alatus bought the property in December and has won approval from the Heritage Preservation Commission to demolish the two-level building.

Now the Minneapolis-based firm is seeking approvals from the Minneapolis Planning Commission so it can begin demolition and construction.

The 31-story tower would have 360 apartments, according to a narrative and renderings submitted to the city. A six-story podium would have parking in the middle and be wrapped in apartments.

It also would have 8,800 square feet of street-level retail and a skyway connection between a parking garage and the Minneapolis Convention Center (the link already exists; the project would be built into the system).

The skyway level would have 4,800 square feet of office space and another 3,500 square feet of retail space. The building would have 580 parking stalls, including one level below ground.

An amenity deck on the seventh floor would have a pool, fitness center and yoga studio, kitchen, club room and terrace.

The 31st floor would have a sky lounge and rooftop terrace. A 31st floor would be used for mechanicals.

The roofline of the building would stand at 307 feet tall, nearly the height of Hennepin Country Government Center. The spire would extend another 108 feet, reaching to 415 feet.

The building’s facade would be mainly glass, but also would have some metal panels.

By: Nick Halter
Date: Feb 1, 2018
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