With new housing development on the rise, and an already strong amenity presence in the area, Lincoln Park neighborhood in Duluth, MN is set to see it’s largest addition of multi-family housing in a long time.
Garfield Square apartments recently opened, West Superior St. Apartments, Enger Lofts, and the former Kemps milk plant are all planning large housing construction and renovation. This is all happening after a modest small business growth.
Investors for various development firms are attracted to Duluth because of its new found energy and growth in the overall housing stock. Hoping to create more amenities for residents to enjoy, developers are ready to invest in the redevelopment and perseverance of the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Commercial Spaces Set to be Renovated for Housing
Enger Lofts on W. Superior St. will bring 40 units of housing to the former Furniture and Mattresses 4 Less building. The building’s first floor will be used as a retail and commercial space. Enger Lofts is scheduled to be open in June of 2021.
Just down the street, the former Robert’s Home Furnishings will be demolished. The West Superior Street Apartments are set to replace this space, and is being developed by Rachel Development. This four story apartment building will house 75 units. Unlike the Enger Lofts, this apartment building will not feature any retail, office, or commercial spaces.
One of the largest housing developments have already begun on West First Street where the old Kemps dairy plant used to operate. Northridge Accomodations plans to clear the industrial site and build a 100 unit multi-family apartment building in its place, that will feature retail space on the first floor.
The last building to be renovated, and just one block away from the old Kemps dairy plant, is the Esmond Building, formerly known as the Seaway Hotel. Currently, the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority owns the building. They plan to sell to the Minnesota Opportunity Zone Advisors LLC, who has a goal to redevelop the building into a 30 unit apartment building, with commercial space on the first floor.