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Twin Cities in top 20 markets for construction starts

By Brian Johnson Finance and Commerce With cranes towering over much of the landscape, the 13-county Twin Cities area closed out the first half of the year as one of the 20 busiest markets in the nation for commercial and multifamily projects, a new report says. The Twin Cities saw $1.276 billion worth of commercial and [...]

Twin Cities in top 20 markets for construction starts2018-09-14T15:37:03+00:00

Marketing the Dayton’s Project in downtown Minneapolis

By: Matt M. Johnson July 24, 2018 7:00 am Almost none of the work underway at the Dayton’s Project in downtown Minneapolis is visible to people passing on the street. “Everything is happening inside the building” at 700 Nicollet Mall, said Don Kohlenberger, the local representative of the building’s majority owner, New York-based 601w Cos. (Staff photo: [...]

Marketing the Dayton’s Project in downtown Minneapolis2018-10-04T17:44:50+00:00

Met Council asks light-rail contractors to extend bids

By: Brian Johnson July 16, 2018 4:17 pm 0 The $1.9 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project has cleared a major hurdle now that a tentative deal has been reached over the co-location of freight and light rail-lines in the Kenilworth Corridor and Bass Lake Spur in Minneapolis, the Metropolitan Council said Monday. The agreement is a big [...]

Met Council asks light-rail contractors to extend bids2018-10-04T15:23:01+00:00

Wallet Lost 53 Years Ago at Dayton’s is Returned to Owner

Maybe the monkey hid it? By Allison Kaplan Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Dayton’s department store is dead, but its reputation for customer service endures: A wallet lost at the downtown Minneapolis flagship in 1965 was just returned to its owner, contents still intact. Maybe the monkey hid it? As demolition within the historic department store building progresses to [...]

Wallet Lost 53 Years Ago at Dayton’s is Returned to Owner2018-09-14T15:37:14+00:00

Minnesota construction industry adds 4,867 jobs in February

By: Matt M. Johnson March 22, 2018 Construction was the fastest growing employment sector in Minnesota in February, according to state data. This photo shows a construction crew working Thursday on the High Bridge in St. Paul. (Staff photo: Bill Klotz) Minnesota’s construction industry gained 4,867 jobs in February, a 4.8 percent increase from the previous February, [...]

Minnesota construction industry adds 4,867 jobs in February2018-10-04T17:37:39+00:00

Dayton’s Project building on downtown Minneapolis history

By: Matt M. Johnson February 27, 2018 The former Hudson’s jewelry store space in the Dayton’s Project will largely be preserved in the renovation of the 1.2 million-square-foot complex at 700 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. (Staff photo: Matt M. Johnson) Once a week, a demolition team working on the Dayton’s Project at 700 Nicollet [...]

Dayton’s Project building on downtown Minneapolis history2018-10-04T17:49:27+00:00

With major venues booked up for Super Bowl events, planners got creative

By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune A historic mansion outside downtown Minneapolis could make the perfect venue for a Super Bowl soiree as long as event planners don’t mind that it normally functions as a funeral home. A church near U.S. Bank Stadium has been fielding multiple calls asking it to rent out space. St. Paul’s Frogtown Curling [...]

With major venues booked up for Super Bowl events, planners got creative2018-10-04T18:00:48+00:00

Reinventing Downtown Minneapolis

A historic former Dayton’s department store will anchor a 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development By: Beth Mattson-Teig The new owners of the former Macy’s store in the heart of Minneapolis are at work on an ambitions transformation of that century-old building into a 1.2 million-square-foot office and retail destination.  The stakes are high for this redevelopment, [...]

Reinventing Downtown Minneapolis2018-10-04T17:32:05+00:00

Buyer of Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis plans to revive Dayton’s name

Developers envision a modern mix of shops, eateries, offices. By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune OCTOBER 23, 2017 — 5:51AM The old Dayton’s in downtown Minneapolis will soon be updated with open mezzanines, sweeping high ceilings, shops and offices. And some of its quirks, like the bathroom with turquoise sinks on the fourth floor, will still be there. [...]

Buyer of Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis plans to revive Dayton’s name2018-10-04T17:54:32+00:00

2025 plan leadership award winner: housing options coalition paves way for condo development downtown, statewide

by Mark | Oct 3, 2017 After a construction boom in the early 2000s, condominium and townhome projects slowed considerably state-wide due to expensive construction defect litigation. Developers, contractors and their insurers found themselves open to potential risk of litigation due to laws in place to protect the warranty rights of owners. The result was a near standstill [...]

2025 plan leadership award winner: housing options coalition paves way for condo development downtown, statewide2018-10-04T17:59:54+00:00