BRILL BUILDING

Two historic buildings, one unique opportunity

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LOCATION

 

CLIENT

CONSTRUCTED

PROJECT DATE

PROJECT SCOPE

PROJECT SIZE

Minneapolis, MN

Private owner

1902 and 1904

2019 - 2022

Historic tax credit certification, masonry assessment, window survey, storefront survey, design guidance for historic building redevelopment, City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission approvals

16,600 sq.ft.

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Research and assessment pave the way for a future renovation.

CHALLENGE

Though it functions as a single building today, the Brill Building was originally constructed as two separate buildings: the three-story J. H. Martin & Company Building (1902) and the two-story Stearns Building (1904). The property is located in the locally and nationally-designated Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District, the city’s historic hub of wholesaling during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 2019, New History was retained to consult on a planned renovation of the property by a new owner.

 

SUCCESS

New History completed several condition assessments to identify and plan for future repairs, and provided design recommendations to meet the requirements of the historic tax credit certification program. New History completed Parts 1 and 2 of the historic tax credit application, which were approved by the National Park Service (NPS). New History also successfully obtained City preservation approvals for the project. The property is currently for sale and represents a unique redevelopment opportunity.