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Proposal to transform LRT stop at Lake and Hiawatha get's warm reception


By: Eric Roper

Published: Apr 4, 2014

A proposal to build the first mixed-use transit village along the Hiawatha light rail line -- featuring apartments, offices, retail and a public market -- received a largely warm reception from a packed community meeting Thursday night.

Housing, midtown farmers market could replace Minneapolis Schools building near light rail hub

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

By: Mark Reilly

Published: Apr 4, 2014

Hennepin County is in talks to buy a Minneapolis Public Schools property at the intersection of Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue, envisioning the site as a keystone of a major mixed-use development near the Blue Line light rail route.

Hennepin County aims to buy L&H Site

Finance & Commerce

By: Adam Voge

Published: Apr 3, 2014

Plans to transform part of a busy Minneapolis intersection on the Blue Line Light Rail route are moving forward again, this time a new buyer.

Launch Properties plans industrial project in Lake Elmo

Finance & Commerce

By: Adam Voge

Published: Apr 1, 2014

When Launch Properties co-principal Dan Regan looks at the undeveloped fields of Lake Elmo lining the north side of Interstate 94, he sees an opportunity for industrial tenants.

Paving the way for commercial developers

Finance & Commerce

By: Dan Heilman

Published: Feb 3, 2014

As a young man, Mark Nordland had no intention of becoming a commercial property developer. But as often seems the case, what seemed like an accidental career has become one of promise and prominence.

Caribou Coffee plans to open store in Waconia by Thanksgiving

Sun Patriot

By: Todd Moen

Published: May 2, 2013

With the hustle and bustle of Walgreens, Waconia Farm Supply and Youngstedts, business is alive and well on the south side of the intersection of highways 5 and 284. The glaring exception is the corner property that used to be the home of a Marathon gas station. In the coming months, however, citizens can expect the corner lot to transform from an eyesore into a new retail space that will include a Caribou Coffee store.

As medical space tightens, clinics are drawn to former retail stores

Finance & Commerce

By: Burl Gilyard

Published: May 2, 2012

When HealthEast Clinics went shopping for space for a new spine clinic, it settled on an unlikely location: a vacant Gander Mountain store in Maplewood.

Just Sold: In Maplewood, a new chapter for vacant retail space

Finance & Commerce

By: Anne Bretts

Published: Mar 9, 2012

Like many communities, Maplewood has struggled with what to do with the empty shells left behind when big retailers leave. This week, however, Maplewood received news of new life for two of those buildings.

Real People: Mark Nordland

Finance & Commerce

Published: Dec 22, 2011

Launching a development company in the midst of the commercial real estate downturn is risky, but Mark Nordland, who previously worked for CSM Corp, and Ryan Cos. -- two big development companies in town, sees advantages in being a small entrepreneurial developer.

L&H Station plan adds more housing, trims office space

Finance & Commerce

By: Burl Gilyard

Published: Nov 9, 2011

Developers have secured some neighborhood support for L&H Station, an ambitious $80 million mixed-use redevelopment of a site at Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis, where the Hiawatha light rail transit line also has a stop.