Grant Park, 500 East Grant Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Grant Park

Grant Park Tower
Citihomes 2003
Address: 500 Grant Street E
Neighborhood/s: Elliot Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 2004
Historic Function: Apartments/condominiums
Current Function: Apartments/condominiums
Architect or source of design: Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P., Opus Architects & Engineers
Builder: Opus Architects & Engineers
Material of Roof: Asphalt
Material of Foundation: Concrete

Elliot Park Minneapolis Hennepin County

Grant Park, 500 East Grant Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Grant Park won two awards from The Business Journal (Twin Cities Business publication) in Spring 2003. The project won for Best Overall New Development, and shares the award for Best New Multi-Family Development. It was the first high-rise residential condominium building built downtown in almost 20 years.

The facade of the tower consists of precast concrete panels that look like brick, meant to mimic many of the older structures in the immediate neighborhood. The citihomes and townhomes were built of individual bricks.

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History

The sales office for Grant Park opens in April 2002.

Excavation for this project's parking garage began on June 27, 2002. The parking ramp is located to the east of the tower. Three-level citihomes (townhomes) were built around the perimeter of the structured parking, facing Grant Street and Portland Avenue.

Occupants of the Citihomes began moving in in October of 2003.

The Grant Park tower surpassed the Park Avenue Senior Center in late 2003 and became the tallest building in the Elliot Park neighborhood.

The first tower residents began moving in during August 2004 (two months behind schedule). Residents moved in by floor. It took almost a year for all floors to become occupied.

At the time it opened the Grant Park tower was the only residential building in Minneapolis to feature an external nighttime lighting scheme.

In 2004, work began on the townhome section of the development. The townhomes are located on the nothwest corner of the property. Although the townhomes look similar to the citihomes that surround the tower parking facility, they are actually a completely separate structure with their own separate parking garage located below the units.

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