Hi Minneapolis! Can you believe it? It's finally here. Have you explored the development map yet?


A new ten story mixed-use building is proposed just blocks from Bde Maka Ska.

Located at 1711 Lake Street W, the building would be called James & Lake and would feature 3,500 square feet of ground floor retail space and 127 apartments on the upper floors.

A number of different apartment sizes would be included within the building with walk out units being located on the ground floor and a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom units being located on floors two through nine. Level 10 would feature four two-bedroom penthouse units and two three-bedroom penthouse units, all of which would have large outdoor terraces.

Oak Management and Development are the developers proposing the project. The building is taller than the city approved height limits for the area and therefore the developers will be asking for a height variance. In order to ask for that variance they must include a certain number of affordable units within the project. 26 apartments will be deemed affordable and available to rent by individuals who make between 60-80 percent less than the area median income.

Amenities within the building will include a ground floor lobby, a fitness center, a clubroom, a large outdoor terrace, bicycle storage located on the underground parking levels along with pet friendly amenities.

UrbanWorks is responsible for the design of James & Lake. The building would be constructed using concrete instead of wood framing and would be clad in brick and metal paneling. Large expansive windows are also included in the designs with many units also having access to a private outdoor balcony.

Plans will be presented for feedback to the Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole at their Thursday, January 31st meeting. Formal applications for the project will be submitted at a later date.