Photo courtesy the city of Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis is seeking proposals to redevelop a little more than three acres near the former Grain Belt brewery complex along the Mississippi River in northeast Minneapolis.

According to the request for proposals issued Wednesday, the vision for the project “involves a varied yet cohesive mix of land uses complementing and enhancing the historic character of the brewery complex.”

The redevelopment land includes several parcels north of NE. Broadway Street close to the river and Sheridan Memorial Park that make up surface parking, warehouse space and vacant land.

The city says the development must provide opportunities for mixed use including office, commercial, residential with “sidewalk-oriented” commercial and retail space. At least 20 percent of the housing units should be affordable. Alternative parking options to parking lots are wanted that can serve existing and new businesses.

The developer would need to work with the Public Works Department to reconstruct Water Street connecting to 14th Avenue NE. as well as the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on any proposed additional park space. A developer will also have to navigate around high voltage power lines on the property.

Submissions are due Jan. 5, and the city hopes that redevelopment of the site would start no later than the spring of 2020.

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