It seems like everywhere you look in Uptown there is construction. There are at least four cranes, machines galore, periodic lane closures, lots of construction workers, and lots of wood and concrete. What’s going on in Uptown?
The MoZaic project, located behind Drink and the Lagoon Cinema at Girard Avenue and Lagoon Avenue, has made significant progress in the last month. The project includes approximately 11,000 square feet of street level restaurant space, six levels of parking ramp, and 65,000 square feet of office space in the top three floors.
Over the few weeks, the foundations have mostly all been poured, the underground exit tunnel on the west side of the site has taken shape, and columns are extending up and show off the building’s edges.
The author of this post works for The Ackerberg Group, the developer of MoZaic.
The Flux project is already capping off parts of the second floor. Walls are going up as each floor goes in. The building is being constructed from west to north to east. The 216 unit, six story building will open later this year.
1800 West Lake (formerly Lake & Knox)
The 1800 West Lake project just capped off the underground parking garage. Construction should go vertical this week. The 56 unit, five story apartment building also has a small retail and office component. The project is located at Lake Street and Knox Avenue overlooking Lake Calhoun.
The Greenleaf has capped off the first floor of the project, which includes 63 units of affordable housing and 8,700 square feet of street level retail space at the northeast corner of Lyndale Avenue and 28th Street.
CB2 construction starts with demolition of existing structure
The previous two-story retail/apartment building was demolished last week in preparation for a new single-level CB2 (Crate & Barrel 2) store that will be constructed on the northeast corner of 31st Street and Hennepin Avenue. The building will occupy the entire area south of the new Kitchen Window building.
The Lowry restaurant coming soon; knocking down part of building
The former Hollywood Video on Hennepin just south of Franklin Avenue is being converted into a restaurant called The Lowry. As a part of that conversion, the rear portion of the building is being demolished for a patio and a couple of parking stalls.