The Opus Group completed building improvements at 3701 Wayzata Blvd. in Minneapolis, resulting in a transformation to a multi-tenant building prominently located between the greater metro business hubs along Interstate-394.
After identifying the lack of office space for smaller tenants, Opus converted the former single-occupant office building with a focus on enhancing amenity offerings, while respecting the original materials and showcasing the building’s character. The nine-story, 307,000-square-foot building provides flexibility for tenant space requirements while offering 1,200 on-site parking stalls in a manicured park-like environment.
The building has experienced high leasing activity with Regis Corporation (occupying about 65,000 square feet); SRF Consulting Group, Inc. (occupying about 70,000 square feet); and Tactile Medical (occupying about 114,000 square feet). About 55,000 square feet is still available.
Working closely with the interior design counsel of Perkins and Will, Opus preserved the building’s historical character by keeping the marble walls, exposing and refinishing the terrazzo flooring and highlighting the concrete textured ceilings. Opus repositioned the southwest corner as the main entrance to enhance functionality as a multi-tenant facility.
The building offers diverse workspaces and a plethora of amenities, including a renovated café with indoor and outdoor seating, fire pit, bocce ball, a half-basketball court, fitness center with locker rooms and an indoor bike lounge.
The eighth floor includes a tenant club room, rooftop patio, entertainment areas and a conference room. On floors three through seven, Opus created glass cantilever boxes on the northeast corner to offer unencumbered views of the Minneapolis skyline.
Opus was the developer, design-builder and architect and engineer of record. Perkins and Will provided interior design consulting services for the project. This project was a joint venture with Principal Real Estate Investors. TCF Bank provided financing for the project.