Address: 4140 Dight Av. S., Minneapolis
Type: Senior housing
Developer: Life Services Group
Architect: Lars Architectural Services
Details: An unfinished building along the Hiawatha corridor is to be completed as a senior assisted-living complex under a plan recently approved by Minneapolis officials.
It will be the second attempt in recent years to fill in what was originally planned in 2003 as a three-building condominium complex at 4136-4150 Dight Av. S. One of those buildings, the 42nd Street Lofts, was completed in 2005. Another at 4140 Dight was begun the next year but abruptly halted as a partly built shell.
An attempt to complete the original vision of a three-building condo cluster was approved by city officials in 2013, but that idea never moved forward.
The site's current owner, an entity related to Eden Prairie-based developer and construction manager Melvin Brown Moore, tried again this spring with a proposal to re-purpose the unfinished building into senior housing.
Under the latest proposal, the three-story shell will be built out as an assisted-living facility to be called Hiawatha Senior Living. It will include 28 rooms and 29 beds and be open to residents through the state elderly waiver program for low-income seniors.
Meanwhile, completion of the long-planned third building will be abandoned. Its space will instead be used as a surface parking lot to serve the new senior facility.