North Loop bus garage bids exceed estimate by Metro Transit

Construction bids came in 11 percent over the $102.5 million estimate for this planned Metro Transit bus garage at 560 Sixth Ave. N. in Minneapolis. (Submitted rendering) Finance & Commerce By: Brian Johnson  July 17, 2019 A planned 400,000-square-foot Metro Transit bus garage in the North Loop area of Minneapolis is proving to be more [...]

North Loop bus garage bids exceed estimate by Metro Transit2019-07-18T08:14:20-05:00

Q&A: Kohlenberger reflects decades-long construction career

By: Brian Johnson, Finance & Commerce, June 15, 2019   Don Kohlenberger may not always have the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon, but the construction industry veteran has been a leader behind the scenes of some of the most high-profile projects to come along in recent years.   As an owner representative and consultant, Kohlenberger has [...]

Q&A: Kohlenberger reflects decades-long construction career2019-06-21T07:29:11-05:00

A rare look inside as Dayton’s Project in Minneapolis reaches halfway point

May 17, 2019 KSTP 5:00 PM Newscast:  Much like the footsteps that echo through the skyway today, Dayton's department store was once the heartbeat of downtown Minneapolis. "There were other stores at the time, but Dayton's was the best," said Susie Quinn, who started shopping at Dayton's in the 1970s when she was 19. [...]

A rare look inside as Dayton’s Project in Minneapolis reaches halfway point2019-05-20T16:52:56-05:00

Dayton’s tenants queue for 2020

By: Matt M. Johnson March 25, 2019 A new design that shrinks a retail atrium at the Dayton’s Project in downtown Minneapolis has pushed the building’s opening date back by several months. New renderings of the $250 million renovation of the building at 700 Nicollet Mall that formerly housed Dayton’s and Macy’s department stores show more detail of what [...]

Dayton’s tenants queue for 20202019-04-02T16:05:15-05:00

Development team juggles Dayton’s store renovation, Chicago Old Main Post Office project

Soon contractors are scheduled to begin to cut the openings in the downtown Minneapolis store's lower floors to create a large atrium. Still, the work has hit delays. By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune MARCH 23, 2019 The same development, design and marketing team behind the renovation of the former Dayton's store in Minneapolis is also in the [...]

Development team juggles Dayton’s store renovation, Chicago Old Main Post Office project2019-04-02T15:25:13-05:00

Busy Construction Year Lies Ahead

By: Finance and Commerce Staff December 26, 2018 7:00 am Each December, the Finance & Commerce staff looks ahead to the major projects that will dominate headlines in the coming year. In the past, we’ve struggled to narrow the list down to 10. This year, we realized it’s impossible. As the second-longest economic expansion on record continues, there [...]

Busy Construction Year Lies Ahead2019-01-22T10:06:49-05:00

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 starts2019-01-22T09:28:19-05:00

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 Minneapolis2019-01-22T09:30:33-05:00