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Site of one of the first Best Buy stores in the country gives way to new luxury apartment community

Wednesday, December 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rhea Sullivan
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(Edina, MN) -- Prior to its closing in 2012, the Best Buy store across from Southdale Shopping Center at 66th & York served as one of the oldest operating stores of the national retail chain. This week, it is being taken down to make way for the construction of 185 luxury apartment homes. ENVi will open in Edina during the summer of 2019, and is a joint venture between Bloomington-based Doran Companies and KM2 Development of Minneapolis.

“We are excited about this living community in Edina. It will offer residents an ideal location and unrivaled amenities,” said Doran Companies owner Kelly Doran. “The architectural design will also create a dramatic new entryway into Edina.”

The eco-friendly design, created by Doran Architecture, aims to reduce the project’s environmental footprint. A white roof will reduce the heat island effect many cities face, native plantings will ensure draught-resistant vegetation and improved run-off protection, increased thermal building design combined with Energy Star® appliances will boost energy efficiency and electric car-charging stations will be available for residents and guests alike.

“We know that our residents – including millennials and empty nesters alike – care a great deal about their environmental footprint,” said Anne Behrendt, chief operating officer at Doran companies. “We are dedicated to ensuring this apartment community secures LEED certification because it is the right thing to do.”

KM2 principals Mike Mikan and Kurt Krumenauer purchased the Best Buy property and an adjacent single-family home in 2016, and subsequently joined with Doran to develop multi-family housing on the site. ENVi will be constructed by Doran Construction and will be comprised of five levels of studio, alcove, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and two levels of underground and enclosed parking. In addition, the project will include 13 two-level townhome walk-ups along 66th Street and Xerxes Avenue.

Amenities at ENVI will include a porte cochere for protected drop off and pick up, an indoor entertainment clubroom with full kitchen and a terrace-level outdoor pool with dining areas, grills, bar, fire features, bocce ball and a putting green. Additional amenities include a business center, state-of-the-art fitness center, spa and sauna and golf simulator.

ENVi renderings are available at:!new-luxury-apartment-community-66th-york-edina 

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