Plans approved for Prospect Park student housing

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Last week's Minnesota Daily article "Apt. boom to push on, 2014 and beyond" reported on several emerging student housing developments near campus. On Monday, the Minneapolis Planning Commission approved rezoning and peliminary site plans for one of these projects, the Station on 4th.

The Station on 4th will have three buildings, spread along a former industrial site on Fourth Avenue in Prospect Park, along the new Central Cooridor Light Rail line. The project will have 194 apartments and 284 bedrooms, according to a staff report from the City of Minneapolis. The lot is also a part of the Minneapolis Parks Department's Grand Rounds, and a right-of-way will fill the "Missing Link" in the northeast Grand Rounds pathway.

Below are peliminary renderings, courtesy of the City of Minnapolis. Click through for additional images and a high resolution site plan. Click here to read the planning division's report on the project.