Hillcrest Development, LLLP specializes in commercial renovation to suit our clients' facility needs for office, technology, biomedical research, warehousing, light assembly, manufacturing, and other commercial purposes. This gallery showcases several of our current and past projects, offering "before" and "after" views for comparison.
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1515 Central Ave. NE
Sometimes, you do go back home. Hillcrest first revitalized the property at 1515 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN (“1515 Central”) in 2002. At that time, we focused our attention on the heavily used industrial building. We restored the brick façade and opened up the bricked-in and blocked-up windows. New energy-efficient windows and flooring were installed to brighten up the interior spaces. Included in this renovation was all-new infrastructure; plumbing, sprinkler, HVAC, and electrical systems and the construction of new loading facilities. This site also required some significant environmental remediation work and stabilization. Our 2002 renovation efforts made this once vacant site a home to over 150 living-wage jobs in 2005 when Hillcrest sold the property. When we became aware that 1515 Central was available for purchase again, we jumped on our chance. This remarkable property lies in the heart of the vibrant and diverse Northeast neighborhood, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. In the Summer of 2012, Hillcrest purchased 1515 Central (for a second time) with the intention of once again revitalizing and re-purposing this now vacant building. In addition to updating the 1515 Building, we were focused on more completely addressing and resolving the pollution concerns on the land areas which serve the 1515 Building. In the Fall of 2012, with the support of a $334,418 grant from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), a $285,900 grant from the Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA), and a $248,502 grant from the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF), Hillcrest commenced the remediation of the soil. The soil was contaminated with petroleum, solvents, metals and other hazardous substances resulting from the placement of contaminated fill into the former limestone quarry that once occupied the Property. Today, this site offers 5 acres of land and over 70,000 square feet of space. The renovated spaces are being used by companies for warehouse, commercial studio, office and creative spaces. Freshly renovated spaces now include additional new windows, clerestory glass, full sprinklers, loading docks and drive in doors, and newly constructed parking areas make this a flexible space suitable for so many uses. We are proud to have (again) repositioned 1515 Central Avenue as a part of this up-and-coming neighborhood. For more information email: Joe Klein