Timberland Partners, a privately-owned real estate investment, development and management firm, held the official groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on Elevate at SouthWest Station Apartments located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, near SouthWest Station Metro Transit Center.
Event speakers included Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens, Hennepin County Commissioner Debbie Goettel, Metropolitan Council Member Jennifer Munt and Timberland Partners Vice-President of Development, Ryan Sailer. The $63.7 million, 222-unit mixed-income project was designed by Kaas Wilson Architects and will be constructed by Frana Companies, both based in Minneapolis. Elevate is immediately adjacent to the future SouthWest Light Rail Station, which sits on the Green Line that connects the SouthWest suburbs to both Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
As part of the project, Timberland Partners plans to include sustainable features such as a green roof, rainwater cistern and permeable pavers along with electric car charging stations. Building amenities include a rooftop courtyard overlooking Purgatory Creek Park with pool, outdoor kitchen and bocce court. Additional amenities include a fitness center, yoga studio, community room, game room, co-working lounge, package center, heated underground parking with bike storage, playground, and dog run and spa. Apartment homes range from studio, one, two, and three bedrooms with penthouse options. Homes will feature granite countertops and vanities, fully equipped kitchens with tile backsplashes, in-unit washer and dryer and private balconies. Master bedrooms include walk-in closets and kitchens will come with built-in USB charging ports.
Construction completion for Elevate is scheduled for August 2019.
About Timberland Partners
Founded in 1992, Timberland Partners is an award winning real estate investment, management and development firm. They own and manage 68 apartment communities totaling over 13,000 units in thirteen states.