Chicago-based RMK Management Corp. has completed the second phase of a four-year renovation of The Churchill, a 360-unit luxury rental community in downtown Minneapolis. This included a complete rehab of all common spaces at the high-rise. The first phase involved upgrading all apartment homes.
“The Churchill has long been a desirable address for renters seeking high-end amenities and a convenient downtown location, but we knew this property could be even more luxurious,” said Anthony Rossi Sr., president of RMK Management Corp., in a statement. “Through our work in other markets, we had insight into what the newest, ultra-luxury properties in cities like Chicago are offering, and we wanted to bring that to the Minneapolis market.”
Rossi also noted the project’s timing, which coincides with the development of other upscale rental properties in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.
The extensive renovation included a complete remodel of the lobby, as well as updates to the cyber café, business center, adding a new movie theater, a demonstration kitchen, game room and lounges on the lower level of the building.
On the 33rd floor, RMK is making improvements to the indoor pool, adding a steam room and sauna, and adding outdoor grills and a fire pit to the adjacent rooftop patio.
Other additions made to The Churchill include an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a pet spa and a concierge station that will include an on-site concierge. In addition, RMK added 90 new storage lockers and updated the property’s laundry room to include all-new washer and dryer units that provide text alerts when machines are available and a laundry cycle is complete.
Occupancy at The Churchill has remained near 95 percent throughout the renovations.