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IRTS Crisis and Recovery Center Wins AIA Minneapolis Merit Award 2560 1234 UrbanWorks Architecture

IRTS Crisis and Recovery Center Wins AIA Minneapolis Merit Award

via AIA Minnesota AIA Minneapolis announces six Merit Awards to projects designed by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design; emphasize public interest design; and embrace the varied forces that shape a building. Unique in its approach to assembling a jury, the AIA Minneapolis Merit Award encompasses the views of business…

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Scott County Crisis and Recovery Center marks first 6 months of operations 1661 1247 UrbanWorks Architecture

Scott County Crisis and Recovery Center marks first 6 months of operations

via Savage Pacer The Guild Crisis and Recovery Center in downtown Savage is up and running despite challenges facing residential care centers during the pandemic. “For us to actually open a residential program in the heart of the pandemic is pretty remarkable,” said Mary Beth Fessler, Guild’s director of coordinated health and residential services. On…

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Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2020 2560 1666 UrbanWorks Architecture

Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2020

via Finance and Commerce Minnesota’s construction industry stayed busy in 2020 despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with the added precautions required to keep workers safe, builders completed a bevy of projects last year, including apartments, office space and medical facilities. From among this impressive collection of projects, an independent panel selected…

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Kraus-Anderson breaks ground for housing project 2560 1440 UrbanWorks Architecture

Kraus-Anderson breaks ground for housing project

via Park Bugle Construction is underway for a 220-unit apartment complex at the northeast corner of Raymond and University avenues, making it the latest housing project in St. Paul’s south St. Anthony Park area. The developer, Minneapolis-­based Kraus-Anderson, expects to complete the $51.5 million, six-story project in June of 2022. Kraus-Anderson said its project, designed…

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Pandemic baking boom pushes Nordic Ware expansion in St. Louis Park 1104 613 UrbanWorks Architecture

Pandemic baking boom pushes Nordic Ware expansion in St. Louis Park

via Star Tribune Nordic Ware Bundt pan sales are booming amid the pandemic, and the St. Louis Park factory is expanding to keep up with demand. The company has submitted two expansion proposals in recent months for additional warehouse space that will also include the Bundt Cafe alongside a regional bike trail and the future…

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Nordic Ware plans cafe, 45,000-s.f. addition to St. Louis Park headquarters 1104 613 UrbanWorks Architecture

Nordic Ware plans cafe, 45,000-s.f. addition to St. Louis Park headquarters

via Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Nordic Ware is proposing a 45,000-square-foot addition to its warehouse and loading dock operations at the company’s St. Louis Park headquarters. The project plan also includes a small cafe with an outdoor patio on the south side of the property which faces a regional bike trail and the…

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Construction to begin on apartments at former Flyte Tyme Studios site in Edina 2186 1229 UrbanWorks Architecture

Construction to begin on apartments at former Flyte Tyme Studios site in Edina

via Star Tribune The nonprofit developer Aeon will begin building a 70 unit affordable apartment complex this week in Edina, at the former location of the famed Flyte Tyme Studios, once run by Grammy Award Winners Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The $23 million project is expected to open in 2022. It will be called…

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After riots, St. Paul’s Midway works to turn blight to bright 788 495 UrbanWorks Architecture

After riots, St. Paul’s Midway works to turn blight to bright

via Star Tribune A 4-mile stretch of University Avenue in St. Paul has a slate of housing and retail projects aimed at recovery.  More housing is coming. Friday, a wrecking ball readied to topple the vandalized former U.S. Bank branch that Kraus-Anderson bought at University and Raymond. The $64 million effort is KA’s latest on…

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Aeon breaking ground on 70-unit affordable housing development in Edina 1104 597 UrbanWorks Architecture

Aeon breaking ground on 70-unit affordable housing development in Edina

via Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal Aeon announced Friday it’s breaking ground next week on a 70-unit affordable housing development in Edina. The Sound on 76th, located one block off France Avenue near Southdale Center, is being built on the former site of Flyte Time Studios. The grand opening of the $23 million project is expected…

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St. Paul C-I permits up 17% in 2020 620 330 UrbanWorks Architecture

St. Paul C-I permits up 17% in 2020

via Finance and Commerce Also in December, Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson obtained a $6.4 million permit for work related to a six-story, 220-unit apartment project on a 1.175-acre site at 2383 University Ave. W. Kraus-Anderson Development is the owner. The apartment building will rise at the northeast corner of University and Raymond avenues, a block from a…

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