Back from the drawing board, Kraus-Anderson has a much bigger plan for its downtown block
When Kraus-Anderson proposed building a new headquarters on its downtown block last year, Minneapolis planners said it wasn’t ambitious enough.
On Thursday, the company unveiled a new plan to remake the block with something for seemingly everyone: a new headquarters for itself, a boutique hotel, a 17-story apartment tower, a restaurant and bar, a socially conscious brewery and a park for neighbors.
The construction and development company’s first step was to present its vision to the Elliot Park neighborhood group, which also resisted its initial proposal last fall. That plan was essentially a reconfiguration and updated version of how the company is now using the block — a small office building and large surface parking lot.