The Collection at Highland Bridge connects the Highland Bridge master development with Saint Paul’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, breathing new life and needed housing to the area. As the first completed building on the former Ford Motor Company site, this six-story, 485,072-SF mixed-use building is the gateway into the emerging community and establishes a high-quality aesthetic standard for future developments.
The project features a 50,000-SF Lunds & Byerlys upscale supermarket topped by 230 high-end apartment units. Many of the units have views of the robust courtyard or of the expansive roof deck, with the corner units having sight lines focused toward downtown, while the penthouses feature upgraded finishes and luxurious patios built into the stepping of the building. The classic storefront features arches and large windows framed with traditional brick. Ryan’s development, architecture + engineering and construction teams led the project to successful completion.
During master planning, Ryan hosted community outreach meetings to gather neighborhood input. Honoring the community’s desire to retain the historic charm of the area while leaning into modern sustainability technologies, our architecture team divided the northern and southern portions of the project into two distinct aesthetics. The northern portion features brick arches and traditional cornices and a signature tower element nods to classic Saint Paul architecture. The southern portion reflects more modern and industrial elements, including corrugated metal siding.
Certified as LEED BD+C: New Construction Gold, the Collection encompasses multiple sustainability features, including EV charging stalls and reduced water demand and energy loads. Setbacks from the commercial base of the building create unique outdoor terraces for residents. The 30,000 SF outdoor amenity deck features lush landscaping and an extensive garden and lawn space as well as gathering spaces, grill island, dining area, fire pit, pet walk and pool.