2700 University has earned LEED Silver certification. The development is a $54 million mixed-use, transit-oriented luxury residential apartment development near the Green Line Westgate Light Rail Transit station at the gateway to Saint Paul in Minnesota.
The project features 248 luxury apartments, with 80 percent of the apartment homes set for market rate and 20 percent for affordable. It includes studios, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.
The project achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.
Project partners include the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, the Metropolitan Council, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, BMO Harris Bank and the National Equity Fund, Inc. UrbanWorks served as the project architect, with Kraus-Anderson as the general contractor. Landform was the project engineer.