Minneapolis is on a roll. In 2014, residential and commercial development in the city exceeded $2 billion, setting a record for the third year in a row. Because most of the funding for new Vikings stadium and two Wells Fargo buildings was attributed to 2014, it's unlikely the city will approach the $2 billion level this year.
But there's no shortage of new projects. Here's a rundown of some that are already approved by the city's planning commission and that start construction this year:
Mill City Quarter/Mill Place, a senior and rental apartment project at 300 S. 2nd St.
24 condos in an 8-story building at 602, 602 ½ and 606 N. 1st St.
112 condos in the 17-story Portland Tower at 516 S. 8th St.
45 housing units in a 6-story building at Lagoon and Irving avenues S.
122 rentals in the 12-story Encore at 935 S. 2nd St.
90 rentals in an 8-story building at 2622 W. Lake St.
157 units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space in a six-story building at 3118 W. Lake St.
42 units in a 4-story building at 2316-2320 Colfax Av. S.
MoZaic East, a 199,000-square-foot office building at 1350 Lagoon Av.
Steelcase, a 23,000-square-foot office building at 506 N. 4th St.