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Designed for artists who are committed to a life in the arts, A-Mill Artist Lofts will have a number of shared work and studio space for use by the residents free of charge. These spaces are available for special projects or daily work and are scheduled through the community manager. The shared work and studio spaces include:

Galleries

Galleries

There will be a number of spaces for residents to exhibit their work in the common areas of the building. Gallery use will be coordinated through the management office to accommodate the needs of the many residents.

Performance/rehearsal center

Performance/rehearsal center

The first floor will be home to a rehearsal space and small theater that can accommodate 50 seats for whatever A-Mill residents can dream up. The space has a lighting grid and audio system that will accommodate your smart phone or laptop.

Dance studio

Dance studio

The dance studio will have professional-quality, sprung wood floors for use by residents. With high ceilings and a 20 x 40 foot dance floor, it also has an audio system that will accommodate your smart phone or laptop.

Paint studio

Paint studio

This large shared space with overhead natural light is designed for working on larger projects not suited for completion in a living space. The space can accommodate a number of artists working at once.
Clay/pottery studio

Clay/pottery studio

The studio will have two electric kilns, plenty of shelving and worktables as well as a utility sink so multiple artists can be working at once. 

Photography studio

Photography studio

There will be a professional quality studio to meet the needs of A-Mill resident photographers.
Multimedia studios

Multimedia studios

A-Mill Artist Lofts will have several sound attenuated rooms with soft surfaces and acoustic considerations perfect for any manner of multimedia, video, animation and sound recording conceived by resident artists. The management will coordinate use of the multimedia studios.
Music practice rooms

Music practice rooms

Private practice rooms will allow musicians who are residents to make as much noise as they need in pursuit of their creative needs and exploration. The management will coordinate use of the practice rooms.

Large flex studio

Large flex studio

We realize that not all artist residents will fit into a defined discipline. There will be a large flex studio with high ceilings and a big open space to create whatever project captures your imagination.
Culinary kitchen

Culinary kitchen

A-Mill Artist Lofts will have a full “catering level” kitchen for use by the culinary artists who call A-Mill home. This will allow artists to hone their skills in a professional grade environment.

 

In addition to the numerous shared studio spaces, residents of A-Mill Artist Lofts will have access to all the amenities of a modern apartment community including:

Roof top deck

Roof top deck

On the 7th floor of the A-Mill building is a fabulous roof top deck and clubroom.
Roof top clubhouse

Roof top clubhouse

On the 7th floor of the A-Mill building is a fabulous roof top deck and clubroom.
Fitness center

Fitness center

Work out in our fitness center that has free weights and plenty of machines.
24-hour emergency on-site management

24-hour emergency on-site management

Yoga room

Yoga room

A-Mill has a yoga room separate from the fitness room for residents to practice their yoga.
Underground parking* (Garages will be open by 12/31/14)

Underground parking* (Garages will be open by 12/31/14)

On-site storage lockers*

On-site storage lockers*

A-Mill has plenty of storage for residents. Additional fees will apply.
Controlled security entry access

Controlled security entry access

SMOKE FREE Building

SMOKE FREE Building

Pet free building available

Pet free building available

Cats welcome in most buildings

Cats welcome in most buildings

Bike storage

Bike storage

Easy access to bike/hiking trails

Easy access to bike/hiking trails

Easy access to Stone Arch Bridge

Easy access to Stone Arch Bridge

*Additional fees will apply

Charles Alfred Pillsbury was known as a visionary leader in his industry, constantly rethinking and reinventing processes to become one of the foremost businessmen of his age. One of his great innovations: the idea that an industrial building should be architecturally pleasing. Designed by prominent Minneapolis architect LeRoy S. Buffington, the Pillsbury A-Mill is a masterpiece of industrial design that served as the largest flourmill in the world for 40 years. It is one of only three Minneapolis structures designated as a National Historic Landmark (one of only 26 in Minnesota). In fact, the river was diverted through the building to provide power during its flour-milling days, and water continues to flow underfoot today.

LEED Certification

A-Mill Artist Lofts will be LEED Certified with 100% of the rainwater going through a storm-water management system that will include using roof water for irrigation. Some heating and cooling will be provided by a hydrothermal system using the flow of the Mississippi River through the building. All exterior lighting will be LED lighting, including a conversion of the old neon “Pillsbury’s Best Flour” sign.

A-Mill Artist Lofts is owned and managed by Dominium, a Minneapolis-based owner, operator and developer of multi-family rental properties with a 40-year solid reputation for innovative, creative approaches to development projects.

 

2011 marked the year that Dominium opened their first artist lofts project, the LEATHER TRADES ARTIST LOFTS, which offers affordable lofts designed for working artists in the St. Louis warehouse district, followed by the METROPOLITAN ARTIST LOFTS located in the Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis. Dominium recently renovated the historic landmark Schmidt Brewery in Saint Paul and opened the doors in 2013 to the SCHMIDT ARTIST LOFTS. While preserving and renovating historic structures, Dominium’s historic redevelopments focus on meeting the unique needs of artists while creating a comfortable and collaborative environment.

 

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A-MILL FEATURED ON KARE 11

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Watch KARE 11 reporter Jana Shortal profile the historic A-Mill Artist Loft apartments as she tours the buildings and gets an inside look at its progress. “A-Mill allows folks, who otherwise wouldn't have the chance, an opportunity to live on the river,” said Owen Metz, Dominium developer. “We are really excited to be able to bring additional diversity to the riverfront."

A-MILL SPONSORS NORTHERN SPARK AND STONE ARCH

View 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 project

View 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 Sign

View 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 Lofts

View 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 Estate

View 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.

A-Mill Artist Lofts Moving Forward

View Post / 05-21-2014

Out-of-state investors made eight of the top 10 apartment property acquisitions in the Twin Cities metro area in 2013 and have made three of the top four buys so far this year.

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