OPUS NORTHWEST EXPANDS EXCELSIOR CROSSINGS TO 806,000 SQUARE FEET
HOPKINS, MINN. — Minneapolis-based Opus Northwest has been approved to expand Excelsior Crossings to 806,000 square feet of space. Cargill — a provider of food, agricultural, and risk management products and services — will fully occupy the 28-acre office park, which is located at the northeast corner of Highway 169 and Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins. Construction of the 268,000-square-foot third phase is expected to begin in September, with completion slated for March 2010. The first building, which was completed for Cargill in June, is a seven-story, 260,000-square-foot complex with a ground-level skyway connecting it to the phase’s second building. The 268,000-square-foot second phase is currently underway, and is slated for completion in July 2009. An approximately 10,000-square-foot building will house Cargill’s on-site daycare facility. Upon completion in mid-2010, the office park will hold approximately 3,000 Cargill employees. Excelsior Crossings, which is a brownfield redevelopment, is being designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.