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Minneapolis, MN


Master Plan


Multifamily Residential





Solar Array
Interior and Exterior Circulation
Adaptive Reuse
Passive Solar
Garden Roof Decks
Historical Preservation

The Grain Belt Master Plan is more than a blueprint; it's a narrative that weaves together the rich history of Minnesota's brewing heritage with a vision for a vibrant, sustainable community. In the heart of Minneapolis, where the legacy of Grain Belt beer began, we're embarking on a journey to create a multifamily residential haven that echoes with the values of energy efficiency, social connectivity, and water consciousness.

The very soil of Grain Belt carries the echoes of brewing history. Established in 1850 by John Orth, the brewing legacy took root, with Grain Belt Golden making its mark in 1893. Today, we stand at the intersection of history and modernity, ready to breathe new life into this iconic location.

As we envision the Grain Belt Master Plan, sustainability takes center stage. The proposal outlines a harmonious blend of modern amenities and eco-conscious design:

Harnessing the power of the sun to illuminate and energize, a solar array stands as a symbol of our commitment to renewable energy.

Thoughtful design of interior and exterior spaces encourages natural flow, fostering a sense of community and connection.

The parking area isn't just functional; it's a testament to sustainability, designed for natural ventilation and reduced environmental impact.

Embracing the history, adaptive reuse of existing structures pays homage to the past while creating spaces for the future.

A green oasis within the urban landscape, the public park invites residents and visitors to connect with nature and each other.

Blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces, full-height glass ensures ample natural light and a seamless connection to the surroundings.

Innovative design elements ensure not just shelter but a warm, welcoming environment, leveraging passive solar heating during the winter months.

Balancing openness with privacy, a dynamic screen protects against the summer sun while maintaining a sense of openness.

Elevating green spaces to new heights, garden roof decks provide not just scenic views but contribute to a sustainable, eco-friendly environment.

Preserving the past, stained glass windows find new life, telling a story of heritage and timeless elegance.

The Grain Belt Master Plan isn't just about architecture; it's about crafting a sustainable legacy. It's a vision that harmonizes the echoes of brewing history with the aspirations of a community embracing energy efficiency, social cohesion, and water mindfulness. In the heart of Minneapolis, Grain Belt is poised to become a beacon of sustainable living—a community that stands the test of time.

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