Multifamily | Renovation | 27,000 SF | Minneapolis, MN
When Northland Real Estate Group desired to transform a century-old church into an eclectic multifamily housing complex in the heart of Uptown, Minneapolis, Welsh Construction was their trusted general contractor. The building consists of 34 unique units, each with their own style elements and layout. The final repurposed space represents a striking dichotomy between the modern architecture of today and the historic architecture of the early 1900s. For example, in several units, the original stained glass remains and serves as an aesthetic focal point. Other noteworthy elements include spiral staircases, high ceilings, and exposed brick walls.
This project was unique in its kind and, in turn, introduced unique challenges. Both the lot and the interior of the building are restrictive in space which made the delivery, storage, and staging of materials quite difficult. In addition, many unforeseen electrical, mechanical, and structural challenges were uncovered. Each step of the project required careful attention to detail and lots of out-of-the-box strategy to mitigate issues and deliver the desired outcome.