Significant change is coming to NE Park through the redevelopment of 1515 Central Ave. This property once known as Whirl Air Flow, is being re-purchased by it’s former developer, Hillcrest Development. Squeezed between Gaytee Glass and Aaron Carlson on Central, it runs all the way back to Fillmore and includes Dunbar Security.
Since the first development, environmental constraints to development have tightened. This time around, environmental grants have been awarded through the Met Council and others to meet the challenge. Demolition of the old horse barn on the north end will begin soon as well as a building owned by Aaron Carlson to achieve a new roadway off of Central to the back lot.
Once an industrial complex, it has come to include warehouse and office space. To further facilitate other non-industrial uses, and therefore become more attractive to many other types of use, Hillcrest Development is requesting an Industrial Living Overlay District (ILOD), much as NEPNA granted to the owners of the building housing Antiquified, Nimbus Theatre and Gaytee Glass.
NEPNA will meet with Hillcrest, in a special session, Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 at the Park Building for a short presentation. If you can brave the heat and find time in your schedule to hear about what changes are about to happen, please join us.