‘A’ Mill will soon be home to artist communityView More details
One of Minneapolis’ oldest relics is set to reopen this summer with new life. The Pillsbury “A” Mill complex, which put the city on the map as the country’s flour-milling capital, will open as a four-building artist loft community in July. The developer, Plymouth-based Dominium, may also continue the mill’s history of industrial innovation by adapting the century-old infrastructure into a hydro energy project, which may be the only one of its kind in the nation. As part of the first phase of development, a few dozen artists have already moved to the riverfront in the four-story Warehouse 2 building, the wood-frame building next to The Soap Factory. Residents began moving into the 43 units in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood last December.
A-MILL NAMED A “TOP 10” DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR 2015View Post / 12-12-2014
The editors of The Line, an influential website that uncovers what’s new and innovative in the Twin Cities region, have named A-Mill Artist Lofts one of its top ten “transformative” development projects for Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2015! Coming in at #2 overall, here is part of what The Line editors had to say about A-Mill: “Plenty of market rate housing has been added to historic Main Street in recent decades. Still, the City’s decision to use its economic development power to support historic rehab, while adding economic diversity to this up-and-coming neighborhood, is thrilling.”
A-MILL SPONSORS NORTHERN SPARK AND STONE ARCHView Post / 06-14-2014
A-Mill’s official “coming out” party will be celebrated at Northern Spark, an all-night arts festival that lights up Minneapolis on June 14, 2014. Tens of thousands of people gather along the Minneapolis riverfront and throughout the city to explore giant video projections, play in temporary installations in the streets, and enjoy experimental performances in green spaces and under bridges.
A-Mill is city's largest projectView Post / 01-08-2014
Driven by a boom in apartments, including the 251-unit Pillsbury A-Mill complex, the city of Minneapolis set a new record for building permits in 2013 as measured by total value.
Proposal to relight the Pillsbury SignView Post / 06-25-2014
“Pillsbury’s Best Flour,” one of Minneapolis’ most iconic signs, is slated to light up the night once again. A proposal to rehab the sign is headed to the city’s heritage preservation commission next week. The red neon letters would get a new life at the same time as a major renovation of the adjoining Pillsbury “A” Mill into artist lofts.
U.S. Bank involved with A-Mill Artist LoftsView Post / 03-31-2014
U.S. Bank provided $118 million to help Dominium create 251 units of affordable housing for artists at the historic Pillsbury A-Mill in Minneapolis. The financing includes $92 million in construction and bridge financing and another $26 million in state historic tax credit equity.
A-Mill Artist Lofts Best In Real EstateView Post / 04-18-2014
The combination of restoring Pillsbury’s largest flour mill — one of 21 historic landmarks in Minnesota — and converting it into affordable housing units struck the Best in Real Estate judges.