Stanton’s latest downtown condo project clears hurdle

Coon Rapids developer Jim Stanton received approval this week from the Minneapolis Planning Commission for his biggest downtown condo project yet: The Legacy, a 374-unit building near the banks of the Mississippi River. Next stop for the project is a vote by the Minneapolis City Council.

The commission was asked to approve a request to rezone the land and to issue a conditional-use permit. The developer was also asking for permission to exceed height restrictions in the area, which currently limit buildings to six stories or 84 feet, according to a city staff report. The height of the proposed building is 17 stories or 190 feet in height.

Through his Coon Rapids-based Shamrock Development, Stanton first proposed the project in February after he bought a surface parking lot and the shuttered Cenveo Building, which is now being demolished.

The 4.27-acre site is at 121 12th Av. S., one block

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