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222 Hennepin

222 Hennepin opened in 2013 at the corner of Hennepin and Washington Avenues in downtown Minneapolis.  The project, built on a former Jaguar dealership site that had been vacant for years, brought 286 new apartments as well as the first grocery store to downtown Minneapolis.  The building was designed around an existing 300-stall parking ramp, a sustainability achievement that saved more than 20 million pounds of concrete and 1 million pounds of rebar.  The building itself has an art deco design that mimics the architecture found in downtown Minneapolis at a building height that is consistent with the warehouses found in the adjacent North Loop neighborhood. Through the addition of a long-awaited grocery, thoughtful design, and a connected resident community, the pioneering development connects and supports many downtown neighborhoods and was a catalyst for future downtown improvements.

Type: Multifamily/Mixed-use

Location: Minneapolis

Completion Year: 2013

Description: 286 apartment units, 40,000 SF Whole Foods Market

Project Partners: Ryan Companies, Humphreys and Partners Architects, Invesco, Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association, North Loop Neighborhood Association



  • NAIOP Award of Excellence, Mixed-Use, 2014 -Commercial Real Estate Development Association

  • Top Project, 2013 - Finance and Commerce

  • Best Apartment Building for People Who Like to Cook and Entertain, 2014 - Star Tribune Newspaper

  • Best in Real Estate, Best Overall, Mixed-Use Urban, 2013 - Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 

  • LEED Silver Certified

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