KA Block Update: November-December 2017
Kraus-Anderson cut the ribbon on its new headquarters Nov. 1, 2017. The five story, 100,000 s.f. facility accommodates 300 employees and consolidates three KA metro offices under one roof on the block that has been KA’s home since the 1940s.
The KA headquarters is the first completed component of the master-planned, mixed use block development in the vibrant Elliot Park neighborhood of East Town Minneapolis. Webcam: https://app.oxblue.com/open/ka/blockredev
Currently under construction on the KA block are:
The 17-story, upscale HQ Apartments http://www.hqminneapolis.com/ are located on the Portland Ave. bicycle corridor and will provide 306 units in an amenity-rich environment. Two models are open by appointment and occupancy is scheduled for March 1, 2018. Designed by ESG Architects, the building’s sophisticated floor plans include granite countertops, stainless appliances, quality hardware and real wood floors. Amenities include a sociable lobby, clubroom with martini bar, pool deck, gym-quality fitness,
underground parking. HQ is managed by Saturday Properties. KA employees will be eligible for a discounted rent rate.
Part production brewery, part tap room, part bold social experiment, Finnegans House is a role model in the global movement toward impact-based social enterprise. Designed by ESG Architects, the four-story 44,000 s.f., facility will open spring 2018 as headquarters to Finnegans, the nation’s second longest running social enterprise with a 100% donation giving model (the first is Newman’s Own). https://finnegans.org/about-us/ One hundred percent of Finnegans profits go to feed the hungry, working with food shelves in the five states where the beer is sold (ND, SD, MN, IA, WI). The company has had over $1 million in impact. The facility will also feature a tap room, production brewery including a test kitchen for pilot beers to be served in the members only “Brewer’s Den;” and courtyard. In addition, the building will house office headquarters for Finnegans and Impact Hub MSB, https://minneapolis.impacthub.net/ an innovation lab and coworking space dedicated to accelerating social impact in the Twin Cities. Hub MSB will provide events, learning spaces, incubation programs and facilitated conversations for members to work, meet, learn and connect.
Elliot Park Hotel
Construction of the eight-story Elliot Park Hotel tops off December 13. Designed by ESG Architects and part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, the 168-room hotel is developed by Wilkinson Corporation https://wilkinsoncorporation.com/ and managed by Coury Hospitality http://couryhospitality.com/ and will include Tavola Italian restaurant on the first floor. Completion is scheduled for fall 2018 along Ninth Street on the southeast corner of the KA Block. See more
In addition, the KA Block will be served by two levels of underground parking.View Comments