Minnesota LECET congratulates UNION BUILT Finance & Commerce News Top Projects award winners!

Several Union Built projects made the list of Finance & Commerce News Top Projects awards for 2016. According to their criteria, projects are judged for their degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management and sustainable efforts. Here are the honorees:

100 Washington Ave. S.
100 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Description: Renovation at 22-story downtown office building
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction

700 Central
700 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis
Description: Conversion of vacant, historic buildings to apartments, a restaurant and retail
Contractor: Greiner Construction

2700 University
2700 University Ave., St. Paul
Description: New mixed-use luxury apartment development with affordable units on the Green Line light rail line
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction

Amazon Fulfillment Center – Shakopee
2601 Fourth Ave E., Shakopee
Description: New warehouse with more than 2 million square feet of space and 1.4 million square feet of mezzanine level with 50 loading docks
Contractor: Ryan Cos. US Inc.

Ben Franklin Readiness Center
1536 Ben Franklin Drive, Arden Hills
New Minnesota Army National Guard readiness center
Contractor: LS Black Constructors Inc.

Blue Line Flats
2340 E. 32nd St., Minneapolis
Description: New transit-oriented affordable housing development
Contractor: Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc.

Broadway Flats
2220 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis
Description: New four-story mixed-use building with retail and workforce housing
Contractor: Frana Cos.

Custom House
180 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
Renovation of the former U.S. Post Office building downtown into a mixed-use building with apartments, a Hyatt Place hotel, retail, self-storage and parking
Contractor: Frana Cos. (all but the hotel); Stahl Construction (hotel)

Giants Ridge Ski Chalet and Event Center
6329 Wynne Creek Drive, Biwabik, Minnesota
Description: New 34,000-square-foot facility
Contractor: Donlar Construction, JK Mechanical

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation campus expansion
680 Stewart Ave., St. Paul
Description: New 55,000-square-foot addition and remodeling of an existing 1800s-era mansion
Contractor: Knutson Construction Services

Hennepin County Library-Brooklyn Park
8500 West Broadway, Brooklyn Park
Description: New Hennepin County Library branch
Contractor: Knutson Construction

Hewing Hotel
300 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Description: 100,000-square-foot renovation of a historic building
Contractor: Greiner Construction

Lindquist & Vennum Renovation
80 S. Eighth St., IDS Center, Suite 2000, Minneapolis
Description: Renovation of an 81,000-square-foot office in the IDS Center
Contractor: Greiner Construction

Maurices headquarters and city of Duluth parking structure
425 W. Superior St., Duluth
Description: New 11-story downtown corporate headquarters and parking structure
Contractor: McGough Construction

Mill City Quarter
322 S. Second St., Minneapolis
Description: New transit-oriented mixed-use development
Contractor: Frana Cos.

Minnesota Senate Building
95 University Ave. W., St. Paul
Description: New state Senate office building
Contractor: Mortenson Construction

Self Esteem Brands Corporate Campus
111 Weir Drive, Woodbury
Description: New corporate headquarters on a 38-acre campus
Contractor: D.J. Kranz

Seward Montessori School
2309 S. 28th Ave., Minneapolis
Description: School renovation
Contractor: Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc.

Seward Towers
2910 E. Franklin Ave.; 2515 S. 9th St., Minneapolis
Description: Renovation of two towers and 640 units of affordable housing
Contractor: Frerichs Construction

6688 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park
Description: New 200,000-square-foot headquarters, storage and manufacturing building
Contractor: Ryan Cos. US Inc.

StudioIDS Perkins + Will’s IDS Center relocation
80 S. Eighth St., IDS Center, Suite 300, Minneapolis
Description: Renovated office space in the IDS Center
Contractor: Gardner Builders

323 Washington Ave N., Minneapolis
Description: New office building constructed with engineered wood columns, beams and floor joists
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction

The Cambric
720 E. Seventh St., St. Paul
Description: New affordable senior housing
Contractor: Weis Builders

U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis
Description: New football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings
Contractor: Mortenson Construction, Thor Construction

University of Minnesota Bee and Pollinator Lab
1634 Gortner Ave., St. Paul
Description: New honeybee and other pollinator research facility
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction

Wells Fargo Downtown East Corporate Campus
550 S. Fourth St. and 600 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis
Description: Two new 17-story towers with 1.2 million square feet of office space
Contractor: Ryan Cos. US Inc.