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927 Building Update

The 927 Building viewed from Dupont Avenue

The 927 Building is taking shape at the corner of Dupont and West Broadway in north Minneapolis. This $7 million project will be a premier space to work, meet and celebrate. More importantly, through a planned transition of ownership from The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation to Tri Construction, 927 will become a black-owned commercial building on north Minneapolis’ busiest commercial corridor.

As you can see from the photo above, 927 combines a historically significant 130-year-old building with a new addition, resulting in over 19,000 square feet of retail and office space.

The 927 Building is 80% leased! Committed tenants include Tri-Construction, the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, and Urban Homeworks. We’re in final discussions with several other tenants.

Lester Royal, Tri-Construction’s Chief Operations Officer, and Shawnell Vincent, a laborer working on the project.

Tri-Construction is managing all aspects of construction. Thanks to Tri’s 20+ years of experience, the 927 building is being built by a diverse crew of talented tradespeople.

A worker installs new HVAC ductwork in the second-floor space that will become the home of Tri-Construction.

While the 927 project does not have historic designation, great care is going into the renovation of the three-story red brick building facing West Broadway. It is our goal to restore this long-neglected landmark to its former glory.

Dean Phillips, Co-Chair of the Board of the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota, and R.T. Rybak, President of the Minneapolis Foundation, check out the third-floor space that will become the office for Urban Homeworks.

Scaffolding covers the stairwell leading from the ground level up to the rooftop deck on top of 927’s new addition.

Another key feature of this project will be its use of locally created art. This photo, taken from the alley behind the 927 building, shows scaffolding covering up part of the new construction that will be covered by a mural designed by Juxtaposition Arts. This alley area will also feature ornamental fencing, bike racks and other sculptures designed by JXTA artists.

Visitors from The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation and the Minneapolis Foundation join Tri Construction staff to enjoy some rooftop views.

Finally, a wonderful amenity of this project will be a rooftop deck. Enjoy sunsets and skyline views as you look over the treetops of north Minneapolis. Guests can move between an event/meeting space on the third floor and the rooftop via the elevator and stairs.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 927 building in a few months.

(Photo credits: John Cuoco, the Minneapolis Foundation)

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