1101 West Broadway

Minneapolis City Council approved the sale to the Ackerberg Group, Pillsbury United Communities, and Welsh Companies.

Construction began in late 2006.

Project Coordinator, Erik Hansen

Pre-Development Work

With the Mayor and the Minneapolis City Council approval of the sale of the project site to a development team that includes The Ackerberg Group, Pillsbury United Communities, and Welsh Companies in June, pre-development activity is underway.

The developer will need to complete a site plan review and rezone a portion of the project site before it can obtain building permits. City staff expects this to be complete in early October. In the meantime, some stabilization work of the marquee 1101 West Broadway building may begin.

Construction of the parking lots and renovation of the building will begin in the fall with a completion in early 2007.

When complete, 1101 West Broadway will be the new home to a City-County Federal Credit Union on the first floor and Pillsbury United Communities’ Community Employment and Economic Development unit on the second. The corner of Emerson and West Broadway will be home to a new coffee shop.

Public presentation January 31st

In September 2005 the City of Minneapolis sent out an RFP for a mixed-use development on city owned property at 1101 West Broadway Ave. The City was reviewing and seeking input about the three proposals that were received.

A public presentation of the proposals was held Jan. 31, 2006 at North Commons Park, 1701 Golden Valley Road.

View meeting notes

Each developer had approximately 20 minutes to present its concept. Questions were allowed on the elements of the concepts. At the end of the three presentations there was a 30-minute discussion on the three proposals. No ranking occurred at this meeting.

From 6-6:25 p.m., in the same room as the developer presentations, City staff led a review of the site, explained the process, and defined some of the common terms that were part of these presentations. This was a new component of City led developer presentations with the goal of educating those who do not regularly attend these meeting or who would like a refresher.

Proposals received

The Ackerberg Group, Pillsbury United Communities, and Welsh Companies (pdf, 53 pages, 11.5 MB)

Broadway Plaza, LLP (pdf, 40 pages, 1 MB)

Streetfront Development, LLC (pdf, 36 pages, 2.5 MB)

Pervious Steps

After the Jan. 31 st presentation, the City collected public comments in three ways:

1. Official neighborhood comments from the Northside Residents Redevelopment Council;

2. Comments from an inter-neighborhood project review team (PRT); and

3. A public hearing prior to the City Council committee decision.

The (PRT) will include two representatives each from:

Near North
Willard Hay
West Broadway Business Association
West Broadway Area Coalition

PRT representatives were required to attend meetings, keep their respective organizations up-to-date and bring any concerns, questions, or comments from their organizations' perspective. A commitment of five to 20 hours was required.

For neighborhood boundaries please see our neighborhood map (pdf).

There was public hearing prior to the sale of the building immediately before the City Council action on the land sale on June 20, 2006.

The Minneapolis City Council made the final decision on which proposal was accepted based on a staff-team report and ranking, PRT and NRRC comments and recommendations.

RFP Summary

In September 2005, the City of Minneapolis sent out an RFP for property owned by the City at 1101 West Broadway Ave. The development goals are renovation of the existing structure for neighborhood-oriented, pedestrian-scale, mixed-use commercial/retail/office uses. Project staff held a tour of the development site Oct. 4, 2005 and a pre-proposal meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005. Proposals were due in City offices by Nov. 30, 2005.

Reference material

View RFP (pdf, 20 pages, 354 KB)

Questions and answers (pdf, 2 pages)

Pre-proposal meeting participants (pdf, 2 pages, 36 KB)

Pre-proposal conference notes (pdf, 6 pages, 40 KB)

Building tour participants (pdf, 2 pages, 47 KB)

Structural Survey (pdf, 10 pages, 637 KB)


1. Representative Floor Plans (pdf, 3 pages, 755 KB)

2. Selected Demographics and Income Figures (pdf, 2 pages, 21 KB)

Last updated Nov 2, 2011



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