A $4.3 million apartment complex that has plenty of green features is in the works for 35th and Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis-based CPM Property Management
has a proposal for a 30-unit building that incorporates various organic wood products, cork floors, low-flow water fixtures, rain gardens, permeable pavers, and more, according to CPM’s Daniel Oberpriller.
Inside the building, CPM plans to work with a local cabinetmaker, he adds.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association
(LNA) is supportive of the project, which will soon go before the Minneapolis Planning Commission
CPM decided to make the building, which has yet to be named, as green as possible, because “It was important to people in the community,” he says.
It also works well for a building of this scale. “We’re excited about it,” he says.
Among its other amenities, the building will have 28 underground parking spots, along with a couple of above-ground spaces.
The complex will be one of the newest in an area where there’s not room for a lot of development, he points out.
Lyndale is characterized mainly by older construction from the 1940s through the 1970s, he says. For this project, CPM tried to match the brick façade to others in the neighborhood. “We wanted to be consistent with the fabric of the neighborhood,” he says.
Although the design is still coming together, he says that “It should fit in nicely.”
Further, 20 percent of the apartments will also be officially ‘affordable,’ according to a recent Southwest Journal
CPM hopes to break ground on the development in September.
All in all, “We think it’s a positive impact,” Oberpriller says.
Source: Daniel Oberpriller, CPM
Writer: Anna Pratt