The Nordic Apartments and Parking Ramp
Project Type: New Apartments and Parking Ramp
Client: United Properties
To meet the strict city development requirements for parking structures the 57-unit Nordic Apartments form the 3rd Street façade of a 310-car, 8-story parking ramp. Located in the historic and trendy North Loop area of Minneapolis the project maximizes the size of the parking facility on a limited site bounded by a historic rail spur and an underground creek, and clads the structure in a manner that complements the historic warehouse and light industrial masonry architecture of the surrounding built environment.
In addition, the project exhibits a modern sensibility and introduces active programming at the street level along 3rd Street, as well as, the historic rail spur. The single loaded apartments range in size from micro and 1-bedroom niche units to a small number of 2-bedroom units all with ample windows overlooking downtown, historic 3rd Street, and a future urban park.