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Raising the Bar 1728 2160 UrbanWorks

Raising the Bar

via Architecture MN “No building type has garnered more design criticism in recent years than the apartment building, with much of the fault-finding centered on neighborhood-scale issues and overuse of material collage in the design of facades. In the following pages, Architecture MN highlights two new multifamily projects that aim to hit the design trifecta:…

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Top Projects of 2016 series: 2700 University 620 330 UrbanWorks

Top Projects of 2016 series: 2700 University

via Finance & Commerce “2700 University brings a transit-oriented, mixed-income development to University Avenue near the Minneapolis-St. Paul border.” “When you’re on University Avenue, it’s difficult to tell where Minneapolis ends and St. Paul begins. The facade of 2700 University makes it easy, with the words ‘Saint Paul’ in large letters near the rooftop. The city of…

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Micro apartments on Territorial Road scheduled to open in August 1800 1200 UrbanWorks

Micro apartments on Territorial Road scheduled to open in August

Via Monitor Saint Paul “With construction underway since January, RAY, a new “smart living” micro-unit apartment complex at 2326 Territorial Rd., is on track to welcome residents on Aug. 1. The project…builds on the fast-growing micro living craze driven by a more minimalist lifestyle, smaller apartments, tiny homes and the evolving “no-baggage” culture.” “Distinguishing itself…

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Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2016 620 330 UrbanWorks

Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2016

via Finance & Commerce Finance & Commerce has announced their Top Projects of 2016. 2700 University, a “New mixed-use luxury apartment development with affordable units on the Green Line light rail line” is among the 2016 honorees. “A panel of judges looked at the degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors…

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New apartments come in very small packages 3840 2160 UrbanWorks

New apartments come in very small packages

Via Park Bugle “Micro dwellings have been defined as fully equipped self-contained housing units that are somewhere around 350 square feet in floor area. The idea got its start in high-demand urban areas in both the United States and abroad, where housing pressures and skyrocketing rents have a long and grim history. Now the trend…

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UrbanWorks’ Designing with Color Featured in Nichiha Video Blog 601 462 UrbanWorks

UrbanWorks’ Designing with Color Featured in Nichiha Video Blog

via Nichiha Fiber Cement “Colorful projects across a downtown landscape… discover how UrbanWorks Architecture has colored the Minneapolis skyline! Watch Nichiha‘s recent vlog to learn more about how UrbanWorks’ architects design with color and explore several standout projects.” UrbanWorks is thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate in Nichiha‘s video interview (vlog) that featured…

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Studio apartments have gone upscale and are proliferating in Twin Cities 3840 2160 UrbanWorks

Studio apartments have gone upscale and are proliferating in Twin Cities

Via Star Tribune Developers are building hundreds of “micro” apartments in the most coveted neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Just a few minutes from the Raymond Avenue stop along the Green line, about 70 of 79 units in the new Ray Apartments will be studios. Read More

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New, fancy apartments straddle the St. Paul-Minneapolis border 3035 2160 UrbanWorks

New, fancy apartments straddle the St. Paul-Minneapolis border

via Pioneer Press Along the Green Line’s University Avenue entrance to St. Paul, an upscale new housing development – known as 2700 University – has opened. The six-story, mixed-income apartment building is located between Emerald and Berry streets near the Minneapolis border and Metro Transit’s Westgate light rail station.  Read More

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Lot sale clears way for St. Paul rentals 5042 2517 UrbanWorks

Lot sale clears way for St. Paul rentals

via Finance & Commerce “The City of St. Paul has agreed to sell a parking lot near the Xcel Energy Center to Minneapolis developer Schafer Richardson for $2.96 million. The developer plans to build an apartment building.” Read More

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Green Line affordable housing surpasses goal 3035 2160 UrbanWorks

Green Line affordable housing surpasses goal

via Finance & Commerce “Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins this year will complete the mixed-use development at 2700 University Ave. in St. Paul, where 20 percent of the 250 apartments will be considered affordable. The building will also include 3,000 square feet of retail space.” Read More

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