Address: 5605 W. 36th St., St. Louis Park
Type: Mixed use
Developer: Main Street Cos.
Architect: DJR Architects
Details: Developer Don Kasbohm of Main Street Cos. gained final approvals for the Elmwood, a six-story, mixed-use building with 85 residential units in St. Louis Park.
The project was given a thumbs-up by the City Council on March 20. It will go up along Hwy. 100 on the southeast corner of Xenwood Avenue and W. 36th Street, currently the site of the St. Louis Park American Legion Post and the 36th Street Business Center. It’s across the street from Dunbar Development’s Hoigaard Village, which was completed in 2013.
The Elmwood’s plans call for a mix of commercial and residential space on the ground floor and residential units on floors two through six. The ground level will include six residential units, 4,400 square feet of commercial space and 4,259 square feet for residential amenities including an exercise studio, yoga room, building shop, residence shop, bike storage, party room, club room and a business center.
Twenty of the building’s 85 units will be marketed as affordable, with rents set at 60 percent of the surrounding area’s median income level. Also included in the project is a 181-stall, two-level underground parking ramp.
The design from DJR Architecture features recessed patios for units in the middle of the building, while corners units boast overhanging balconies.