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ident of Development Peter Chmielewski
said. "With so much history and such a
prominent location along First Avenue in
this dynamic northeast community, it was
important to engage with the neighborhood in a meaningful way to ensure the
best possible integrated design."
The project includes a wide range of
amenities that deliver on NordHaus' luxury
promise. Within the apartments, tenants
will enjoy quartz countertops, in-unit
washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tiled bathrooms, wood-style
flooring and private balconies.
Those features will make every unit
feel like home, while the building-wide
amenities will make NordHaus feel like
a community. The highlight of the building is the one-acre outdoor pool deck
with grilling stations, dining areas and a
year-round hot tub - which is sure to be
popular during Minnesota's chilly winters.
The building also will have a community
lounge equipped with a kitchen and dining
area, a fireplace and televisions. There will
be meeting and hobby rooms, a fitness
center and a 24/7 package concierge system.
NordHaus' amenity package will even cater
to its furriest residents with an outdoor and
indoor pet park and pet washing stations.
The company bringing LMC's vision to life
is Weis Builders. Weis has been a staple of
the Minneapolis construction scene since its
founding in 1939, but it also has offices in
Rochester, Minn., Chicago and Dallas. "With
experience of 30,000 units, Weis Builders
is a recognized leader in multifamily construction," the company says.
Weis' familiarity with the Twin Cities
market and its extensive list of capabilities
made it ideal to oversee the construction of
NordHaus. The company's range of services
includes conceptual planning, pre-construction, site analysis and value enhancement. The family-owned company is acting
as the general contractor on the NordHaus
project, but Weis also offers construction
management and design/build approaches.
"Our clients look to Weis Builders as a
partner who will listen to their needs, understand their business objectives and offer
the best pre-construction and construction
options," the company says. "Our focus is to
provide clients with a predictable building
solution that saves time and money. We
are passionate about creating innovative
solutions for our clients that add value to
every building project."
Hacker Industries, Inc. KMAC, Inc., a
Licensed Applicator of Hacker Industries,
Inc. based in Hutchinson, Minnesota, was
contracted to install FIRM-FILL® High Strength
Underlayment and FIRM-FILL® SCM-250
sound control mat in the NordHaus apartments. FIRM-FILL® SCM is installed on the
subfloor to improve impact noise, while
FIRM-FILL® gypsum underlayments are
installed over the SCM to dampen airborne
sound and provide a flat surface for finished
floor coverings. FIRM-FILL® products are listed
in 116 fire rated designs and carry a Class-A
fire rating under ASTM E84, a test used by
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