DEVELOPER PROPOSES MAJOR REMAKING OF DOWNTOWN BLOCK

by Tim Krohn

The Mankato Free Press

Date: December 6, 2012

MANKATO — The biggest downtown development project in recent history is being proposed, promising to transform a downtown block, bringing a multi-story office tower, a five-story retail and apartment building, and a parking ramp.

Mankato development firm Tailwind Group is hoping to start construction on the $15.8 million project in the spring.

The office six- or seven-story tower, on the corner of Riverfront Drive and Warren Street, would bring a new business to town that would employ  about 30 people with another 100 or more employees in the building coming from local businesses that relocate there.

Another five-story building would be built along South Front Street, where Miller Motors and RedSky Lounge are located. Those two buildings would be razed. RedSky would locate in part of the first floor of the new building. Three floors of the building would feature 15 upscale apartments.  Continue reading HERE.