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Residential | WEIS BUILDERS - NORDHAUS
WEIS BUILDERS IS BUILDING A NEW HIGH-RISE IN MINNEAPOLIS' TRENDY NORTHEAST COMMUNITY.
Weis Builders - NordHaus
ajor cities share a lot of
characteristics. They have tall
buildings, complex transit
systems and diverse populations, but what gives a city its identity and
uniqueness is its artists, restaurateurs and
architecture. In Minneapolis, the Northeast community is one of those centers
of culture. The European-style walking
neighborhood is known for its independent
restaurants, abundance of churches and a
thriving artists scene. It was essential then
that developer LMC replicate that character
as it designed the newest high-rise project
in the community, NordHaus.
LMC, which started in 2011 as a subsidiary of Lennar Corp., describes NordHaus as
"a collection of custom-designed apartment
homes located in the heart of Northeast
Minneapolis. A place where Scandinavian-inspired design and European amenities compliment the DIY spirit of artists,
musicians and entrepreneurs that call the
* Project cost: $75 million
* Location: Minneapolis
* Scope of work: Mix-used high-rise
"Wi experience of 30,000
units, Weis Builders is a
recognized leader in mu ifamily
- Weis Builders
The project, which sits on 3.2 acres just east
of Nicollet Island in downtown Minneapolis, will include 280 luxury apartments
consisting of studios, one- and two-bedroom units and 12 luxury penthouses. Units
will be split between a 20-story tower and
a six-story mid-rise structure. In addition
to living space, NordHaus will have retail
stores, a restaurant and 395 heated parking
spaces. LMC also has designed the building
to achieve LEED certification.
Work on the project broke ground in August 2016 and the first tenants are expected
to move in at the beginning of September.
Weis Builders, the general contractor building the project, celebrated the topping off
of the 20-story tower in May and the entire
project is scheduled for completion in 2018.
NordHaus is being built on the site of a
former metal planting facility. The manufacturing use led to contamination concerns
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Builders is constructing NordHaus
and has been a staple of the Minneapolis
market since 1939.
on the property, leading to several years
of environmental cleanup efforts before
redevelopment could begin.
LMC purchased the site in 2015 with the
intention of building a community-based
and pedestrian-friendly residential project.
"We are very proud and honored to partner
with so many passionate and talented
people to bring the collective vision for this
important site to fruition," LMC Vice Pres-