New HQ Apartments opens in downtown Minneapolis
17-story residential tower is part of new mixed-use block development,
featuring Kraus-Anderson’s new headquarters,
hotel and Finnegan’s microbrewery
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 2018) – HQ Apartments, a new 17-story residential tower located at 818 Portland Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis, has opened. Owned by Kraus-Anderson, the 307-unit apartment residence is part of the new comprehensive, mixed-use block development that also features Kraus-Anderson’s new home office, a 160-room hotel and Finnegan’s microbrewery.
HQ Apartments brings high level multifamily housing to the Elliot Park neighborhood of Downtown Minneapolis and offers exceptional views of downtown and U.S. Bank Stadium. Just two blocks from Hennepin County Medical Center and other prominent businesses, HQ makes prime headquarters for downtown professionals.
Designed by Elness Swenson Graham (ESG) Architects Inc., the apartment tower’s signature design reflects the excitement of the developing urban community of East Town while featuring a unique spy theme with top secret martini bar, hidden door library and luxury amenities such as gym-quality fitness and pool deck.
HQ has a brick masonry base on levels 1-9 that relates to the brick and stone context found throughout historic Elliott Park. Levels 10-17 are clad in a contemporary, high-quality aluminum composite metal panel and the upper floors cant out at an angle to create a signature look. Street level walk-out units provide front porches with eyes on the street along Portland Avenue. Metal clad bays also provide articulation along the building façade.
Inside, the highly transparent, two-story lobby includes a lounge with a martini bar and many seating areas, allowing residents to meet visitors or their neighbors for informal get-togethers or planned social events. A second-floor seating section, TV area and meeting space overlook the first-floor lobby-lounge.
A generous fitness facility faces the courtyard and activates the west side of the first floor. The ninth floor hosts several other discrete “hang out” spaces, including a full demonstration kitchen and bar, multiple TV and game areas. The outdoor pool terrace is a home to a large social spa, several lounging and seating areas, and a cooking section, all with outstanding downtown and stadium views. The property also features underground parking.
HQ delivers 306 units ranging from studio layouts to three-bedroom penthouses. Spacious apartments feature high ceilings and windows, quartz countertops, rustic columns, warm finishes, top-shelf appliances and exceptional hardware.
HQ Apartments is now leasing by appointment at 844-726-9555. Property management will be provided by Saturday Properties. Further information is available at www.hqminneapolis.com.
Comprehensive block development
The block development also includes Kraus-Anderson’s new five-story, 100,000-square-foot headquarters; The Elliot Park Hotel, an eight-story, 165-unit boutique hotel developed in partnership with KA and part of the Marriott Autograph Collection®; and Finnegans House, an innovative four-story, 43,500-square-foot production brewery, taproom, Brewer’s Den Social Club and innovative “Finnovation Center” for social entrepreneurial ventures. Finnegans is expected to open in the spring of 2018, and The Elliot Park Hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2018.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson, an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.