Posted on February 2, 2021 by Jenny Frost
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction Inc.
Architect: ESG Architects
Engineer: Meyer | Borgman | Johnson
Owner: 3650 Hazelton, LLC
The architectural flavor of downtown Minneapolis is coming to Edina, in the form of a luxury high-rise residential tower in Edina, MN. The Bower Residence has18 stories, 185 dwelling units and underground parking project on 1.25-acre site and is currently full speed ahead into its construction phase.
The building includes 26 studio or alcove apartments, 85 one-bedroom units, 51 two-bedrooms, 18 penthouses, five street-level townhomes and enclosed parking at the podium levels.
The exterior façade of this tower includes more than 50,000 sq ft of architectural precast produced at Wells manufacturing facility in Albany, MN. Insulated architectural precast wall panels surround the parking garage podium levels providing a time-less traditional thin brick finish. The tower levels are clad with two color architectural concrete panels creating a custom stone like exterior visible for miles.
A precast exterior façade provides many benefits for high-rise residential buildings, from versatility in aesthetics, to excellent thermal performance which saves owners money and helps the environment. Precast provides the best protection against severe storms, such as hurricanes and tornados, as well as passive fire protection, and security. Precast systems are moisture barriers or face-sealed systems, which means there are no cavities in the wall for moisture to collect and mold to grow. Precast helps create a more comfortable, durable, and safe living environments.
To meet Edina’s affordable housing requirements, the developer, Lund Real Estate, will contribute $1.86 million to Edina’s affordable housing fund, money that will help build housing for lower income levels elsewhere in Edina.
For more information on this project, please contact Bob Geil.