Kingfield presents ideas on Theisen rehab Jan. 26

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) will host a Wednesday, Jan. 26 forum on the redevelopment of the Theisen Vending property at 38th Street & Nicollet Avenue.

The foreboding dark brick building was lightened in recent years with decorative awnings. Since Theisen moved out late last year, KFNA has worked to see the building become housing. Southwest developers such as Michael Lander have expressed interest in the site.

The 7 p.m. meeting will showcase what the neighborhood association describes as "cutting-edge architectural designs" from a University of Minnesota graduate studio on sustainable architecture.

KFNA also wanted to get citizen input on the site’s future. In addition to neighborhood officials, Mayor R.T. Rybak and Councilmembers Dan Niziolek (10th Ward) and Robert Lilligren (8th Ward) will attend.

The meeting will be held at the King Park Center, 41st Street & Nicollet Avenue.