Timberland Partners, a privately-owned real estate investment, development and management firm, celebrated the grand opening of Elevate at Southwest Station Apartments in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Elevate features 222 upscale studio, one-, two-bedroom, and penthouse apartments, located steps from the SouthWest Station Metro Transit Center and the planned SouthWest Station LRT stop for the Green Line extension.
The grand opening event included an official ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks by Mayor Ron Case, development partner, Scott Carlston, and Vice-President of Development for Timberland Partners, Ryan Sailer. An open house followed, catered by Chowgirls Killer Catering, featuring apartment home and amenity tours for over 200 guests, including community leaders, business partners and honored guests.
The $63.7 million, 222-unit mixed-income and mixed-use project was designed by Kaas Wilson Architects and constructed by Frana Companies, both based in Minneapolis.
“Elevate is a true example of transit orientated development. A mixed-use, mixed-income project that contains great connections to not only transit, but also to parks, biking trails, area employers and entertainment,” said Ryan Sailer, Vice President of Development. “It’s a great addition to Eden Prairie, but more importantly it provides our residents a home that is as convenient as it is luxurious.”
Elevate features a rooftop courtyard overlooking Purgatory Creek Park with pool, outdoor kitchen and bocce court. Additional amenities include a community room, family game room, co-working space, package center, heated indoor parking with bike storage, dog run, and pet spa. The fitness center includes a fitness on-demand yoga studio, plus a spacious gym with cardio, strength, and CrossFit equipment.
The project also includes just over 13,000 square feet of retail space, offering a variety of restaurants, retailers and services. It will also be home to Brick & Bourbon craft bar & eatery, which is hoping to open by the end of the year.
Apartment homes feature modern, stylish fixtures in each unit. Kitchens are equipped with energy efficient stainless-steel appliances, large islands with quartz countertops, two cabinet color options, and built-in USB charging ports. Designer lighting, wood plank flooring, walk-in closets, and full-size washers and dryers round out the amenities.
Sustainable features include a green roof, rainwater cistern and permeable pavers along with electric car charging stations. Residents also receive access to the services and amenities available in the Southwest Station area, including restaurants, retail, bike paths, jogging trails and park spaces.