Conceived as a mixed-use, multi-family building centered around the concept of living well as a community, this unique, innovative building is 213,000 square feet composed of twelve stories of post-tensioned concrete. Two stories of parking offer 79 spaces while bike storage, walk-ability and access to mass transit make sustainable options easy. The 38,000 square foot main and second levels feature inclusive businesses focused on sustainability and wellness including: a restaurant, cafe, co-working space, pharmacy, and a fitness studio. These businesses are curated to reinforce the notions of healthy living, but also serve as partners in offering the community and residents amenities typical to larger projects. Instead of turning inward and creating a closed community, this building supports local businesses and builds the collective strength of the neighborhood. Additionally, the American Academy of Neurology is an anchor tenant occupying 20,000 square feet of office space. The remaining portions of the building houses 120 units of condominiums, each tailored to fine living within the wellness and sustainable lifestyle. All building occupants enjoy access to vertical green spaces enhancing the year-round experience of those that live there, but also offer a unique retreat from urban life, while improving sustainability within the urban local.
The building is designed to meet the Well Building Standard and LEED Gold. Each space and element of the building makes living in a healthy, intentional community possible. The innovative building design features a modernist concrete facade designed to filter air pollution from the busy traffic of Washington Avenue. This feature plus pocket gardens, a winter garden, and an agricultural green roof make the building symbiotic and an amenity for the community.
Interior design focuses on high-quality materials that are sustainable and local. White concrete, natural wood, and modern bright finishes frame clean bright spaces. Views to the U.S. Bank Stadium, Guthrie Theater, and Mississippi River are enhanced with direct views in the building’s pocket gardens. A main-level public gallery and landscape promotes the promenade experience already created by the Guthrie, Mill City Farmer’s Market, American Academy of Neurology, and ending in the U.S. Bank Stadium plaza. The overall experience of the building frames a relaxed refuge for urban living, while still offering a warm place for community gathering. Every detail from the air quality to encouraging physical activity at the 800 Washington | Mill District MPLS instills healthy living for its users.