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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Crown Center: The Shed
Located in the vibrant Northeast neighborhood in Minneapolis, this multi-building campus is a stunning example of Hillcrest’s ability to transform an underutilized property into an integrated community asset.
Previously, the property was home to a series of industrial tenants, including Crown Iron Works and Electric Machinery Company. Decades of poor maintenance and a dysfunctional building configuration had discouraged prospective tenants and the broader development community. Scott Tankenoff, Managing Partner at Hillcrest Development, LLLP, was able to envision a new future for the site. With the support of public partners that provided environmental funding, Hillcrest embarked on an ambitious schedule for redevelopment. Since purchasing the property in January 2008, Hillcrest has invested in the property through the renovation of over 164,000 square feet of building and the improvement of the grounds by creating a community green space dubbed “the Shed”.
Hillcrest approached the Shed project with the goal of both respecting the past and designing for today. The creation of green spaces provide an appealing work environment for a variety of professional, industrial, medical, and creative businesses. The Shed is a half-acre of private space that welcomes public access. Hillcrest has creatively incorporated vibrant life into a previously barren environment. Rooftop rainwater is collected and stored in tanks for irrigation, while historical elements like an industrial crane have been thoughtfully integrated into this light-filled space. Hillcrest has planted 3,345 square feet of pollinator-friendly plants. The Shed provides for an interconnected tenant community that considerately integrates multi-tenant spaces while respecting individual spaces.
With more than 300 new and relocated jobs to date, the Crown Center is a model for designing nimble spaces that serve today’s businesses while providing positive economic and environmental impact for the broader neighborhood.