• December 16, 2021

    The Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Students Land use planning class is holding a Community Exhibit 12/16/21 - Interrogating the Innovation District at the University Enterprise Labs.

    This semester students have been working arduously to develop 10 land use planning projects focused on reconsidering the notion of an innovation district.

    Thursday, December 16th from 6 to 8:30 pm

  • September 23, 2021

    Aquifer energy storage project wins financial backing of Mpls city council

  • August 16, 2021

    The Market at Malcolm Yards & O'Shaughnessy Distillery open

  • September 30, 2020

    Green 4th Street Enhancements Completed

  • June 30, 2020

    Metropolitan Council awards $100,000 grant for District Stormwater Phase II

  • September 01, 2019

    Towerside Innovation District Park complete


The Pillars of Prospect Park Opens

July 01, 2020 by towersideadmin

In May, as University of Minnesota students were departing their resident halls and heading home for the summer, the first seniors began moving into their new residents—down the street—at The Pillars of Prospect Park.

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association has named the Pillars of Prospect Park its first senior living community partner, reshaping the future of housing in the U's backyard. While the property will offer a superior blend of services and amenities ranging from retail providers to assisted living, memory care, and a daycare onsite, it's the community and UofMN lifestyle offered to residents that will set it apart.

The Pillars boasts of a variety of unique amenities, including: Life membership with the UofMN Alumni Association, discounts to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) courses and transportation to these courses. A unique partnership with Gopher Athletics allows residents access to unique experiences with UofMN sports, like women’s basketball season tickets, and even volunteering opportunities at games.

An intergenerational program: The “grandfriends” offers the residents living in the community meaningful opportunities to engage with children who attend the on-site childcare program. Memory care residents benefit from increased alertness, improved mood, reduced hyperactivity, improved sleep and faster cognitive processing.

Additional amenities will help residents feel right at home include including a club room, fitness center with golf simulator, roof deck, bistro, salon/spa and in-unit washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, walk-in closets, balconies (for select units) and underground parking. Units will also feature oversized windows to capture views of the Minneapolis skyline.

This is the fifth joint project between Oppidan Investments and Ebenezer Management. Content credits to, and full-articles: REjournals, Pillars of Prospect Park