12-story student housing development proposed for Marcy-Holmes

The development, which aims for a modern and Midwestern look, would replace Gorshe Auto Service and Wilderness Inquiry.

Developers are proposing to build a 12-story development in Marcy-Holmes aimed at providing student housing near campus.

The project, proposed by GD UP Minneapolis and Cuningham Group Architecture, presented plans to the City Planning Commission committee in mid-May. The new development is meant to provide students with a housing option that has a modern Midwestern design near campus.

“We’ve made a conscious effort with Cuningham Group to design this building to look different than most of the typical urban-contemporary designs you see,” Stephen Bus with GD UP Minneapolis said in an email to the Minnesota Daily.

GD UP Minneapolis is a joint venture between Providence-based Gilbane Development Company and Chicago-based Up Campus Properties.

If approved, the development would have 266 fully furnished units with 761 bedrooms, 2,500 square feet for commercial space and 193 structured parking spaces.Amenities include a hot tub with a waterfall, a ping pong table, a grilling and dining area, hammocks and pool lounge seating.

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