Completed Development Projects


Below are some recently completed projects that fall within the University Avenue / Towerside Innovation District boundaries.

Surly Brewing Company - Destination Brewery


The Surly Brewing Company opened their new destination brewery in December 2014, increasing production capacity to 100,000 barrels a year. The $30 million dollar complex includes a huge beer hall, an outdoor beer garden and the Brewer's Table restaurant. 




Address:  520 Malcolm Avenue SE, Minneapolis


WaHu Student Apartments


Located at the intersection of SE Huron Boulevard and Washington Avenue SE this 327-unit luxury student apartment complex began welcoming residents in Fall 2015. 




Address:  1000 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis


Metro Park East Student Apartments


Completed in 2014, this 6 story student apartment complex has 194 units.  Floorplans include 1, 2 and 4 bedroom options. 




Address:  2701 4th Street SE, Minneapolis


Hampton Inn


Developed by Prospect Park Properties, this 5 story, 117 room Hampton Inn Hotel opened for business on September 30, 2016.  The hotel is located on University Avenue one block from the Prospect Park Metro Station.


Website:  Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis University Area

Address:  2812 University Ave SE, Minneapolis

Hampton Inn - 2812 University Ave SE

2700 University


Indianapolis developer Flaherty and Collins Properties recently began work on a $54 million housing and retail development at 2700 University Avenue West in St. Paul.  Located at the intersection of University and Emerald Street, the property will include 248 apartments and about 3,000 square feet of retail space. The developers said 80 percent of the one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments will be market-rate, and 20 percent will be classified as affordable housing.




Address:  2700 University Ave W, St. Paul


Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area Hotel


A five-story, 140-room hotel with a main floor restaurant and second floor banquet facility located at 501 Huron Boulevard SE.


Address:  501 Huron Boulevard and 2510 Essex Street Southeast

Website:  Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area Hotel

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