Proposed New Developments

Building with Micro Apartments Approved on 31st Street

At a December 4th public hearing, the City Planning Commission approved a 15-unit, three-story apartment building at 3823 West 31st Street. The building will be a Transit Oriented Development consisting entirely of micro studio apartments ranging in size from 360 to 575 square feet, with five outdoor parking spaces. At the hearing your Council and area residents raised concerns about the limited amount of proposed parking on a street where there is already a shortage of parking spaces. However, the Commission unanimously approved the project as proposed.


Developer Exploring Additional High Rises at Calhoun Towers

Bader Development, which purchased Calhoun Towers in December 2016, is currently applying for a grant to investigate required mediation of the property for residential development.

The company presented  a concept plan for the site at the November West Calhoun Neighborhood Council meeting. Bader is proposing up to 739 additional transportation-oriented rental units to be built over a 3-to-5 year time frame adjacent to the proposed West Lake light rail station.


Bigos Parking Ramp Approved for Chowen Avenue

On January 8th, the City Planning Commission approved an application from Bigos Be Calhoun LLC for a two-story parking structure at 3121 Chowen Avenue.  The ramp will increase the number of parking spaces for the 202-unit apartment building to 227.




Boutique Hotel for BP Station Site?

Elevage Development Group has created concept plans for a hotel to replace the existing service station at the Lake/Excelsior intersection. Alternative concept plans were presented at our January 9th council meeting to obtain neighborhood feedback.


Highway Improvements Planned for Lake/Excelsior Intersection

The Hennepin County Transportation Department has developed plans for realignment and addition of greenery intended  to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and motorists. The plan was presented at the January 9th neighborhood council meeting.