Two condo towers to rise across from Southdale, Galleria in Edina

Final plans are being made to build a pair of Art Deco-inspired condo towers across from the Galleria and Southdale shopping centers in Edina.

The proposal is being pitched as part of a massive redevelopment effort along a busy corridor at a time when the pipeline of for-sale condos is at an all-time low across the Twin Cities.

Edina-based Arcadia LLC, and Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. are proceeding with plans for what they’re calling the Estelle Edina, a mixed-use development at the corner of France Avenue and 69th Street that would include the two towers, six brownstone-style condos, 12,000 square feet of retail and a signature restaurant at the corner of France and 69th.

“I grew up just a few blocks down on France Avenue and am excited about the vision that so many people have for this district,” said Arcadia President Luigi Bernardi, who grew up in the Cornelia

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