The Crowne Plaza Aire Hotel at 3 Appletree Square will be converted into a smaller hotel with affordable apartments above it. Named Aire Apartments, 295 hotel rooms will transform into 229 apartments in a substantial portion of the hotel tower. The conversion includes 64 “micro units,” which are studio apartments smaller than 400 square feet, a residential option not currently available in Bloomington. A total of 46 apartments will be affordable to residents making 50-60% of the area’s median income. Bloomington Hotel Ventures, LLC, the owner of the Crowne Plaza Aire Hotel, has partnered with Ron Clark Construction and Design to begin the conversion this fall. For more information, call Ron Clark Construction at 952-947-3000.
Old Cedar Apartments
Reuter Walton Development will construct a four-story, 68-unit apartment building at 8012 Old Cedar Avenue South and 1800 East 80th Street, replacing an existing two-story office building constructed in 1963. All of the units will be affordable to households earning 60% of the area’s median income with six units affordable to households at 30% of the area’s median income. Construction for the project will begin this fall, with completion anticipated in late 2022 or early 2023. For more information, call Reuter Walton Development at 612-823-3489.
Mixed-use building at Bloomington Central Station (BCS) Phase 4
McGough Development’s new six-story, mixed-use building with 405 apartments and a 14,000-square-foot grocery store will become the latest addition to BCS. Thirty-six units will be reserved for residents earning 60% or less of the area’s median income. McGough has not revealed the identity of the grocer. The project is anticipated to begin in spring of 2022. For more information, contact McGough Development at 651-633-5050.
Walser Toyota Redevelopment
Walser Toyota has obtained zoning approval to redevelop its existing motor vehicle sales facility at 4401 American Boulevard West. The new three-story office and dealership building, which is approximately 122,000 square feet in size, will also be the new site of the Walser corporate offices. The project will include a three-story parking structure with roof parking, incorporating the former site of the Senser’s restaurant at 4217 American Boulevard West. The project is scheduled to begin in fall of 2021.