Developers push ahead on plans for apartments outside Minnesota’s new Allianz Field
Allianz Field, St. Paul’s newest stadium which will be home to the Minnesota United, is on track to be completed in early 2019. But the construction of Allianz Field is just the beginning of new development plans for St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Two developers have now proposed apartment buildings across the street from the stadium.
One Indianapolis-based developer’s plans involve a five-story multi-family housing ranging from studio to three-bedroom units. Those plans also include ground-level commercial space and underground parking. The proposed structure will replace a former Furniture Barn on Snelling Avenue.
Meanwhile Wellington Management, a Minnesota-based developer, originally proposed adding 175 apartments over 18,000 square feet of retail space above the now-existing Bremer Bank. Those plans were originally proposed in June of 2018, but have since been revised 156 apartments. Further, ground-level retail space below is expected to include both Bremer Bank and Walgreens.
The developers are both set to present this week before the Union Park District Council, an independent nonprofit that advises the Midway neighborhood on new developments and makes official recommendations to the city and other governmental bodies.
Both proposals highlight the importance of working with members of the community throughout the planning process, as new developments often require cooperation from surrounding property owners and stakeholders. At Wilkerson & Hegna, we understand that developments hinge on more than just the legal or technical requirements. While the Union Park District Council meeting will be one of many stops before construction begins, it is certainly an important step for both projects.
Originally published at: https://www.twincities.com/2019/01/25/st-paul-mn-allianz-field-apartment-projects-snelling-avenue/