In Minneapolis’ North Loop along historic Washington Avenue, BKV Group revitalized the former Duffey Paper Company’s site. Inside, we transformed the manufacturing building into a contemporary, high-amenity multifamily development featuring 188 residential units and 33,000 square feet of resident amenities, including a 4,000-square-foot crane room – which features a large intact overhead industrial crane – designated for co-working, a coffee shop and residential concierge and 22,700 square feet of retail space.


Client: Cedar Street Companies

Historic District

Spanning a full city block, the refurbished buildings include the six-story Minneapolis Iron Store – Main Building and three-level Minneapolis Iron Store – Warehouse Building, which were constructed in 1916, as well as the two-story Lindsay Brothers Warehouse, built in 1910. All three are in the Twentieth Century Warehouse Area within the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and, prior to the redevelopment, sat vacant for nearly 15 years.

A Dynamic and Unique Living Experience

The mixed-use development will include not only apartments, but also a best-in-class amenity package, including the addition of a rooftop deck with outdoor lawn and lounge space, fitness center, clubroom, and a co-working café on the main level.

Pioneering in Engineering

BKV Group constructed the very first DELTABEAM® project in Minnesota, and we carried on that legacy with deploying the slim-floor system in the multi-story Duffey project. An efficient solution to remedy issues related to fire ratings, clearances, and spans, DELTABEAM® was used at The Duffey to creatively install plumbing while also helping create an extra level of residential space.