The owners of the Northstar Center in downtown Minneapolis announced that they have started formulating plans for its major revitalization.
The 313,000-square-foot East office building will be redeveloped into a rental apartment complex consisting of approximately 266 various-sized units.
The center also includes the 440,000-square-foot West office building, a 1,000-space parking garage and the 222-room Crowne Plaza hotel.
BKV Architects have been retained to create the preliminary plans for this conversion, with Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Multifamily team retained to market the East building to investment groups interested in converting the building.
When the Northstar Center opened in 1963, it incorporated the renovated Pillsbury Building, dating from 1916. Northstar, the city’s first mixed-use mega-block, played a key role in successfully reviving the city’s commercial core and was the birthplace of the Minneapolis skyway system.
Hess, Roise and Company, historical consultants based in Minneapolis, have submitted a National Register of Historic Places nomination.