Sons of Norway site may hold 300+ units, ice rink

Rendering courtesy of City of Minneapolis
Rendering courtesy of City of Minneapolis

A developer’s vision for the Sons of Norway site includes green space and an ice rink open to the public, featuring a “tower-like” structure with a rounded cupola rooftop at the corner of Lake & Humboldt. The project would reach heights of six and seven stories, with 15,000 square feet of office space and 7,000 square feet of retail space oriented toward Lake Street, including space for the Sons of Norway headquarters. Residences located above the commercial space and at the south end of the block would number 326 units.

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A walkway would connect the green space to West Lake Street via a break in the building mass.

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Street-level walkout residences would line Humboldt and Holmes.

View from 31st Street
View from 31st Street
View on Holmes
View on Holmes

Enclosed parking with one level underground would total 327 stalls.

The city’s Planning Commission Committee of the Whole will informally discuss the plans with representatives of Ryan Companies and Weidner Apartment Homes at a public meeting on Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in room 319 of City Hall, located at 350 S. 5th St.

Ryan Companies will also present the plans at the East Calhoun Community Organization’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.

View from Lake and Holmes
View from Lake and Holmes
Overview from Southwest
Overview from Southwest
  • Henrik

    Hmm…326 residential units PLUS 22,000 sf of office and retail and yet just 327 parking spaces. Wonder which worker or shopper gets dibs on that single extra parking space?

    The red brick units with black tapered attic roofs have a classic, timeless look that will fit in well with the neighborhood. They’re actually reminiscent of historic urban apartment blocks you’d find in Scandinavia. The rest of the project – blocky, boring, to-tall, top-heavy structures connected to a goofy, out-of-place round tower – meh. Uptown deserves better.

  • Eric James Rech

    all the pictures show massive buildings surrounding the site. it does not look like that and they are killing what was once uptown. 20 years from now a war zone ghetto.

  • peacekimi

    Just say NO !

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