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min-OpusLincolnDriverendering1 (3) The 244-unit multifamily development will replace a 94K office building that had become obsolete.

MINNEAPOLIS—Office markets across the US are burdened with obsolete structures that modern users disdain. But the city of Edina, a suburb just southwest of Minneapolis, saw an opportunity to transform one such site into much needed multifamily housing, and that vision will soon become reality.

The Opus Group, a Minneapolis-based firm, just started the demolition of an existing 94,000-square-foot building in Edina that was built in the 1960s and formerly leased to UnitedHealth Group. Opus will soon begin construction on a four-story, 244-unit multifamily development on the site. UHC left the campus for nearby Minnetonka, and Children’s Hospitals & Clinics will continue to occupy a second building that UHC renovated.  

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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