By ERIC BEST JUNE 14, 2016 UPDATED: JUNE 14, 2016 - 3:55 PM  

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200 Central Ave. SE


The City Council’s Zoning & Planning Committee has overturned the Heritage Preservation Commission’s decision to deny approvals for a 40-story condo tower project in an area just northeast of downtown Minneapolis. Alatus has been planning the approximately 280-unit development over the past year for the site on Central Avenue now home to the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home and St. Anthony Athletic Club. The committee also gave its approval to demolish the aging buildings within three months to move forward with construction. A full Council vote is slated for June 17. Alatus is planning to break ground later…

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis Downtown Council President and CEO Steve Cramer and City Council Members Lisa Goodman and Jacob Frey today announced the Nicollet Mall Project’s next steps and timeline at a press conference on Nicollet Mall outside IDS Center.

The press conference outlined a three-phase process by which Nicollet Mall will be finished, with substantial completion by the end of 2017 and finishing touches in spring/summer of 2018. 

"We’ve already seen progress in 2016, with more to come this year and next as we work toward completion in 2018,” said Mayor Hodges. “It’s exciting to experience all the vibrancy this unique, public-private partnership will bring to Minneapolis’ signature street. With Nicollet Mall…

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