Residential Lofts Could Be Coming to the Historic Rockler Fur Company Building

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 1:30pm.

Minneapolis Lofts For SaleThere’s no doubt lofts for sale in Minneapolis are among our favorite properties to show home buyers, and although the Rockler Fur Company building is reportedly being converted into apartments rather than loft condominiums, it’s still nice to see this historic downtown building is finally going to be rehabilitated.

According to reports, VoR Development plans to convert the old Rockler Fur Company building into a chic, 55-unit apartment complex, which would also involve designing fabulous new lobby spaces and making a number of other repairs and renovations throughout the building.

Originally built back in 1915, 16 4th Street N was originally used to store films, which is where its other name, the Film Exchange building, initially came from. Sometime in the 1960s, however, LA. Rockler Fur Company acquired the building and primarily used it as a fur storage facility, which of course is where its present day name is derived.

Local architecture firm AWH Architects has been tasked with designed the new apartment development, but because the Rockler Fur Company building is part of the Minneapolis Warehouse District, the project will have to be approved by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

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