Category Archives: Ideal City Living

40 Story Condo Tower Coming soon…

Lux decides 40-story tower at Washburn-McReavy site should be condos The decision comes after months of speculation about whether Lux would build apartments or condos on the site at 200 Central Av., now the location of a Washburn-McReavy funeral home. … Continue reading

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Couple aim to build hotel on their parking lot near Vikings stadium

Couple aim to build hotel on their parking lot near Vikings stadium By: Hank Long Hank Long December 23, 2015 6:50 am Michael and Ann Roess directed tailgaters into their parking lot for hours on Vikings game days when the Metrodome was still … Continue reading

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‘Tremendous’ progress for Ryan’s Downtown East development

‘Tremendous’ progress for Ryan’s Downtown East development By: Brian Johnson December 22, 2015 4:28 pm After two years and seven months of construction, Ryan Cos. US Inc.’s signature $450 million Downtown East development is racing to the finish line involving a five-block area … Continue reading

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Top 10 Twin Cities home sales of 2015

Top 10 Twin Cities home sales of 2015 By: Anne Bretts December 26, 2015 7:09 am Editor’s note: The top 10 home sales list has been compiled using information from the Northstar Multiple Listing Service data for Minnesota and western Wisconsin, the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Vikings stadium 85 percent complete; budget goes up again

Vikings stadium 85 percent complete; budget goes up again By: Brian Johnson December 18, 2015 3:54 pm With seven months of construction to go, the Vikings stadium is now 85 percent complete and the project’s cost has grown to just north of $1.09 … Continue reading

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Buying a car? A home? Fed rate increase shouldn’t matter much; ‘Most people won’t even notice’

Buying a car? A home? Fed rate increase shouldn’t matter much; ‘Most people won’t even notice’ By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press  |  DECEMBER 16, 2015 — 3:55PM WASHINGTON — For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, … Continue reading

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United to partner with Greystar on tower project

United to partner with Greystar on tower project By: Hank Long Hank Long December 10, 2015 3:45 pm Bloomington-based United Properties has selected South Carolina-based Greystar as a new partner for its Gateway project in downtown Minneapolis. Greystar will lead the housing and hotel components of the … Continue reading

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Twin Cities pending home sales up 18%

Twin Cities pending home sales up 18% By: Brian Johnson December 11, 2015 1:07 pm Pending home sales in the Twin Cities jumped more than 18 percent last month compared with year-ago levels, the largest increase since June, according to the Minneapolis Area … Continue reading

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CPM pays $6.75M for Cheapo site in Uptown

Just Sold: CPM pays $6.75M for Cheapo site in Uptown By: Anne Bretts December 8, 2015 12:19 pm Editor’s note: “Just Sold” is a Finance & Commerce feature based on certificates of real estate value recently filed for commercial transactions and significant residential … Continue reading

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Nye’s site developer ponders next step after HPC attaches strings

Nye’s site developer ponders next step after HPC attaches strings By: Hank Long Hank Long December 2, 2015 2:18 pm A proposed apartment development at the Nye’s Polonaise site in northeast Minneapolis received the go-ahead from the city’s Heritage Preservation Commission on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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