Highlight Center

Project Location: 807 Broadway Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Nominated by: Hillcrest Development

For nearly a century, the building at 807 Broadway Street NE helped illuminate Northeast Minneapolis: first as a light bulb factory, and then as the headquarters for the Minneapolis Public Schools. Today, it serves as a bright model for redevelopment in adaptive reuse. The site now offers a variety of appealing amenities for employees, employers, and the broader community. Three large, obsolete, hazardous, and unsightly outbuildings were removed, making space for new green space, a pet area, and on-site parking, as well as an underground stormwater management system. Soil contamination, asbestos, and lead based paint was removed and abated

Highlight Center has become an incredible asset within the community. The multi-tenant complex includes a variety of tenants, many tech-related businesses including the sports platform developer, Sport Ngin, and amenity service retail including Empire Coffee & Pastry and Able Seedhouse & Brewery, both locally-owned entrepreneurial businesses. The project has brought more than 550 living wage plus jobs to the site. A century after it was first constructed, Highlight Center is continuing to bring light and life to our community.

Project Financing

  • Private capital/equity
  • MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Metropolitan Council
  • New Market Tax Credit

Project Partners

  • Logan Park Neighborhood Association City of Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account
  • Hennepin County Public Works, Environment and Energy Department
  • Sunrise Bank
  • US Bank
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Braun lntertec
  • Pierce Pini and Associates
  • Tanek Architecture
  • RoehrSchmitt Architecture
  • Aid Electric
  • Innovative Power Systems
  • Field Outdoor Services

More info: http://hillcrestdevelopment.com/renovation/highlight-center-2/