Located in the heart of lively Uptown Minneapolis, Daymark Uptown is a transformative project with expansive lake and city skyline views. The complex incorporates multifamily apartments; office space for Sons of Norway, the previous property owner, with adjacent restaurant space; ample parking; and an apartment building that’s original to the block, with units at lower price points. Connecting the North and South buildings is a tower replicating a daymark, with a lit cupola that’s visible for miles.
To maintain the overall schedule, the project team overcame challenging logistics. The entitlement process required multiple neighborhood meetings and design modifications. Sharing the concerns of the Uptown population for the densely concentrated older homes and commercial buildings nearby, the team went the extra mile to perform precondition surveys and set up vibration monitors before demolishing and abating the building to add an additional layer of protection to surrounding properties during construction. We coordinated with Xcel Energy to design a new underground electrical system and continued matching wits with nature, which provided record snow and rain in 2018 and 2019. Thanks to equal parts effort and innovation, Daymark Uptown was completed in the Spring of 2020.