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Makeover planned for Lakeland Building

Developers are looking to renovate the four-story Lakeland Building in downtown Minneapolis.

Architect Karen Gjerstad has submitted plans on behalf of Roman Gadaskin to modernize the 1885 building for a mixed-use project for commercial and residential use.

The renovated building would be home to a more than 5,000-square-foot commercial space on the first floor and roughly 30 residential units on the upper floors. Plans call for removing some non-historic masonry infill, replacing windows and creating an approximately 2,010-square-foot rooftop deck. There are currently surface parking lots east and west of the building, in addition to a one-story garage coming off the building.

The Lakeland Building at 21 N. 3rd St. is part of the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District. The plans are slated for the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission’s Aug. 11 meeting.