For decades, the 1879-era Lowry Morrison Building, with its shuttered windows and crumbling bricks, stood in stark contrast to the burgeoning energy of the North Loop, limiting retail development on part of Washington Avenue.
Three years in the making, the $4MM historic renovation of the building transformed the dilapidated warehouse into a vibrant neighborhood asset attracting key tenants to the area. Completed by Element in close collaboration with the owner, the development is now home to 10,000 SF of new office space and 5,000 SF of new retail space including Edwards Dessert Kitchen and InVision.
Element oversaw the entire project from leasing through project management, including setting the vision, managing design and construction, driving decisions, ensuring compliance with strict historic preservation requirements, obtaining historic tax credits, and transitioning to property management. The Lowry Morrison Building renovation received multiple awards from the Business Journal, Finance & Commerce, and Preserve Minneapolis.