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Address: 3100 W. Lake St., Minneapolis

Type: Multifamily

Units: 200

Height: 90 feet

Developer: Brickstone Partners

Architect: ESG Architects

Details: A new eight-story apartment building near Lake Calhoun is officially a “go” after receiving Minneapolis Planning Commission approval following a year of meetings and discussions with neighbors.

Denver-based Brickstone Partners will demolish an office building constructed in 1953 at 3100 W. Lake St. and then build a 200-unit, market-rate apartment complex.

The final plans differ significantly from those presented last year that called for a 13-story building. That proposal was scaled back after many meetings with the Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association, which advocated for shorter heights and sought to minimize the impact of the project on the neighboring Loop Calhoun Condominiums.

The condo residents were seeking a legally binding guarantee from Brickstone that would protect them should the construction process damage their property. The developer instead offered a nonbinding pledge to address their concerns.

Despite the unresolved issue, the planning commission voted 5-1 to approve the project, which Brickstone said will produce a “transit-oriented redevelopment” tapping the Midtown Greenway and the future West Lake Street Station of the Southwest Light Rail Transit, which would be located about three blocks to the west.

Don Jacobson