Else Warehouse is a model for adaptive reuse and urban place-making. This six-story brick and cast-concrete structure sits along Washington Avenue in Minneapolis’ popular North Loop district. By repurposing a historic warehouse in a strategic and sustainable way, the project team both preserved a piece of Minneapolis history and contributed the neighborhood’s revitalization.
The warehouse, originally known as the Scriver-Andrews Warehouse Company Building, was constructed between 1920 and 1923. The Else Warehouse rehabilitation opened original window bays, recreated the central doorways, and returned more appropriate windows to the Washington Avenue and Eighth Avenue facades. Commercial space occupies the first floor, along with 119 market-rate studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments on the first through sixth floors.
Once inside, the expansive interiors and dynamic amenities transform the resident’s world into an array of chic spaces and light-filled atria. With endless panoramic vistas from its glass-encased rooftop clubroom, the vintage warehouse is fully outfitted with creative and trendy amenities. Add subterranean bars, unique unit layouts, and a trendy restaurant, and it’s easy to see how Else Warehouse defines new urban living for the young professional.
For leasing information, visit elsewarehouse.com.
2013 Multihousing News Gold Award Best New Development: Adaptive Reuse
2014 Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2013
Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, Construction Administration
Unit Metrics: 119 units ranging from studio to two-bedroom apartments
Amenities: Café- and bar-inspired spaces, skypark with fireplaces, dog run, green roof, fitness center, and views of the Minneapolis skyline
Unique Features: Beautifully landscaped second-floor roof deck with cantilevered hot tub that hangs over sidewalk below.
Other uses: Retail & restaurant space