M2 Lofts

Mankato, MN | Housing

Overview

In an effort to redevelop an aging floral and greenhouse site, Hilltop Development collaborated with ISG to design M2 Lofts, an 89-unit multifamily housing development. Located just at the hilltop of Madison Avenue in Mankato, this apartment complex offers residents a home that is directly adjacent to many local businesses such as the Mayo Clinic Health System/Mankato Clinic hospital, Bethany Lutheran College, and local restaurants.


Opportunity

While the main floral shop remains, greenhouses were replaced by a combination of one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Prior to design development, neighboring landowners were informed of the build out project in a meeting to establish a consensus of construction plans. In addition to providing architectural and engineering services, ISG’s environmental team also conducted a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment to determine potential environmental liability and develop a thorough overview of the property including information of past and present property owners and operations, and product/waste storage areas.

Solution

With granite counter tops, kitchen islands, wine coolers, dishwasher and full-size appliances, and in-unit laundry equipment, all of the apartments provide high-end amenities and furnishings. Many units also have balconies where residents can look out and enjoy the site’s vibrant landscape architecture. The floor plan incorporated nine foot ceiling heights and oversized windows into the design, creating a bright and spacious environment. Residents can interact and meet each other at one of the several 24 hour site amenities, which include a fitness area, complimentary coffee bar, and community room with outdoor patio space. Exterior features include walking trails and below grade, enclosed parking for convenience and safety.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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