The Jag dealership moved to Golden Valley nearly five years ago. Since then, this prominent Minneapolis corner, a gateway to the vigorous North Loop, has become an eyesore.
Location: Downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin at Washington Avenue.
Original Project: Two Twenty Two, comprising 300 luxury condos and a Whole Foods Market
First Proposed: 2005
Original Developers: Milliken Development Group (Vancouver, B.C.)
Current Project: 222 Hennepin: seven stories, 580,000 square feet, 286 luxury apartments, Whole Foods, liquor store (operated by Whole Foods) Current Developers: Ryan Companies US (Minneapolis), Excelsior Group (St. Louis Park)
Broke Ground: February
Expected Completion: Summer 2013
Price Tag: $70 million