Council approves six-story condo plans at 31st & Holmes

Credit: Rendering by Collage Architects

The City Council approved a rezoning request this month to build a six-story building with nine luxury condominiums at 3041 Holmes Ave. S.

The first floor calls for 1,000 square feet of commercial space — not a restaurant, as originally planned — along with a fitness room, residential library, a small club room and 18 parking spaces.

“The neighborhood expressed considerable concerns over traffic and parking in the neighborhood with the restaurant,” Collage Architects President Pete Keely wrote in a letter to the city. “Specifically there were concerns over traffic impacts to the intersection at 31st and Hennepin, and although valet parking was proposed, there were concerns over patrons parking in the neighborhood.”

The city Planning Commission granted the developer Graves Hospitality a conditional use permit to build 81 feet in height, up from the four stories (56 feet) automatically granted on the site.

The site is currently a surface parking lot and a single-family home, which will be demolished.