Grain Belt Brewhouse
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Grain Belt Brewhouse was originally constructed in 1891 as a brewery. Since 1975, it stood vacant. Because the building is on the National Register of Historic Places, it was critical that any efforts to redevelop the site be sensitive to its historic nature, while still providing functional office space for its tenants.
Ryan, the Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA), and RSP Architects embraced the opportunity to make creative use of this historic landmark. An innovative design was developed to utilize the unique interior features in order to create a new corporate headquarters for RSP Architects. Ryan and RSP successfully remediated environmental issues such as asbestos, lead paint, and other hazardous materials. Now the elegant old brewhouse has come back to life after 27 years, and serves as a catalyst for continued revitalization of the Mississippi River corridor in Minneapolis, Minnesota.