Northside Artspace Lofts

221 Irving Avenue North Minneapolis, MN, 55405

Overview

Northside Artspace Lofts is a mixed-use redevelopment of the block located at 221 Irving Avenue North in Minneapolis' Harrison Neighborhood, approximately one mile from the Minneapolis Central Business District. The Harrison Neighborhood has a rich cultural heritage supporting the arts and creative sectors. The site is located in a brownfield area in need of redevelopment to better serve the neighborhood and the environment. The Glenwood Avenue West Market District, as well as Metro Transit bus service, make the location well suited for residential and commercial development. Additionally, the planned Blue and Green Line LRT extensions will be within a ½ mile of the site, as are recreational bike trails.

The site was occupied by a vacant industrial building and parking area. The development will create a new, five-story, 100-unit, Green Communities designed building. All 100 live/work apartments are affordable for residents earning 60% or below of Area Median Income (AMI). Many of the units are two- and three-bedrooms to accommodate families and multi-occupant households.

The project will be rich with amenities available to all residents, including a large gallery at the main entrance, community workspace, community gathering areas, outdoor arts engagement and child play areas, indoor bike storage, and underground parking.  

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Funders: Bank of America, City of Minneapolis; Metropolitan Council; Bush Foundation; McKnight Foundation; Pohlad Foundation; US Bank; Enterprise Community Partners; Bridgewater Bank

Partners: Juxtaposition Arts; City of Minneapolis Planning & Economic Development; Wellington Management

Date of Expected Completion Late 2020

Architects

LHB Architects

General Contractor

Watson Fossberg

Partners

Juxtaposition Arts; City of Minneapolis Planning & Economic Development; Wellington Management

Development Cost

$30 Million

Square Feet

155,400 sq. ft. total (121,000 sq. ft of bldg; 34,400 sq. ft. of parking)

Units

100 affordable live/work units

For more information contact:

Becky Carlson St. Clair, Director of Property Development  becky.carlsonstclair@artspace.org

Erika Dani, Asset Manager erika.dani@artspace.org (rental)