Two more downtown Minnneapolis residential towers will present revised design plans to a planning commission committee next week.
Opus Group, based in Minnetonka, is proposing a 30-story tower on the surface parking lot currently called the Ritz Block, located on the north end of Nicollet Mall. It would be the first of two towers and completed in separate phases.
Michigan-based Village Green has changed the exterior materials since the developer's first design renderings. It is proposing an 18-story tower that would salvage the historic Handicraft Guild Building near the corner of Marquette Avenue and 10th Street.
The Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole will discuss both plans at its meeting on April 30. A city staff report mentions several concerns over the number of above-ground parking stalls in Opus' plans. Floors 2 through 5 would be a parking ramp with 369 stalls, which goes against the City of Minneapolis' efforts to minimize the number of downtown parking spaces.
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