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Apartment Plans Include Bowling Alley, Pool, Ice Rink

A Chicago developer plans to create 345 more apartment units, 284 more parking spaces and 15,000 square feet of new retail space in the North Loop, according to a report in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

260 apartments planned for this building with retail on the ground floor.

The developer, CEDARst, has purchased two former Duffey Paper warehouses at the corner of 6th Avenue North and 3rd Street North, with plans to convert them into residential and retail facilities. And yes, according to the report, the skyway that’s become a neighborhood landmark will stay, and be incorporated into the project.

Amenity floor and rooftop recreation will be in this building along with 50 apartments.

The Business Journal reports that the shorter of the two buildings will have quite an elaborate amenity floor for tenants, with plans for a bowling alley, paddle courts, swimming pool and a co-working center. Plus, the rooftop will reportedly have a space that can be used as an ice rink in the winter and then converted into a soccer field in warmer months.

A surface parking lot across from the old Sherwin Williams building is said to be part of the deal and CEDARst will build a parking ramp there along with 34 more apartments.

Conversion of this former warehouse slated to begin in the next few weeks.

This is the same developer that earlier bought the other Duffey Paper warehouse on Washington Avenue, across from Cuzzy’s, with plans to create nearly 200 apartments along with commercial space. Work on that project is set to begin in the coming weeks.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood Association

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