Residential tower proposed for St. Anthony Main area

  • Updated: July 2, 2014 - 9:42 PM

The St. Anthony Main area of Minneapolis continues to boom.

Earlier this week, Minneapolis-based Alatus LLC submitted preliminary plans to the city for a 250- to 300-unit residential tower on a site now occupied by the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel and the St. Anthony Athletic Club. The tower could span 25 to 35 stories, city documents state.

The city’s Heritage Preservation Commission will discuss the matter next Tuesday.

Alatus is known for the ­Carlyle condo tower in downtown Minneapolis, and is currently building the 320-unit Latitude 45 residential tower at 301 Washington Av. S.

The St. Anthony Main project would also include a restaurant, possibly in the former funeral chapel space, a “substantial” amenities package, and a pocket park. The filings are careful to call the living quarters “residential units,” meaning they could be apartments or condos.

Both the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel and the St. Anthony Athletic Club have signed letters of intent to sell their respective properties. If all goes as expected, the sale of the properties could be completed by late in the fourth quarter.

The site is bordered by Central Avenue SE., SE. 2nd Street, the St. Anthony parking ramp and the former Pillsbury Library building. Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners will serve as the project’s architect.

JANET MOORE

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