Credit: Submitted to the City of Minneapolis

Credit: Submitted to the City of Minneapolis

243-unit apartment building proposed for Elliot Park

Updated: January 12, 2016 - 8:55 pm

Hunt Development and Weidner Apartment Homes are proposing to build a six-story apartment building in Elliot Park.

The project, which would consist of a single building with 243 apartments, is being proposed for the former Minnesota AIDS Project office at the corner of Park & 14th. The apartment building would have 2,000 square feet of retail space for a cafe and 300 underground parking stalls split between two levels.

The 1.8-acre site currently consists of a surface parking lot, a two-story brick building on the corner and a duplex at 622 15th St. E. The developers plan to demolish the buildings, according to plans submitted to the city. Weidner recently purchased the adjacent lot that’s home to the historically designated former First Church of Christ Scientist building, which is not involved in the overall development. 

Minneapolis-based BKV Group is handling the project’s design, which primarily consists of brick and fiber cement siding, along with some composite siding and metal panel. In the project description, the firm said the mix of materials is supposed to reflect the historic character of the neighborhood and a contemporary appearance. 

The building would wrap around an amenity courtyard that features a swimming pool, spa, grilling and dining areas, landscaping, and resident patios. Other amenities include a fitness room and club spaces. 

The apartments would be split into 115 two-bedroom units, 116 one-bedroom units and 12 studios. The building would have walk-up entries along 14th Street, 15th Street, Park Avenue and in the courtyard. 

The developers are seeking feedback during the City Council’s Community Planning Commission Committee of the Whole meeting on Jan. 14 


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