Sarah McKenzie

Neighborhood leaders criticize twin condo tower's look


A proposal for a 24-story condo tower next to the New Central Library at the corner of Hennepin & Washington avenues has drawn a tepid response from Downtown neighborhood leaders.

Pitched by Jim Stanton of Coon Rapids-based Shamrock Development and Downtown's Bruce Knutson Architects, 540 N. 3rd St., the 133-unit high-rise would be the first of two towers planned for the block now home to the former Food and Drug Administration Building and the vacant Dolphin Staffing Building, 240-258 Hennepin Ave.


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