Stahl Named Construction Manager for Dual-Branded Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — Lake City Hospitality LLC, comprised of Eagan-based JR Hospitality and Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels, is partnering with Stahl to convert a vacant office tower and surrounding site located at 317 Second Ave. in downtown Minneapolis into a dual-branded Hilton hotel. The eight-story building will undergo an $18.8 million renovation and 41,129-square-foot addition. The newly transformed space will feature 201 Tru and Home2 Suites guestrooms. Originally built in 1900, the existing 76,000-square-foot building was previously known as the William E. McGee Building. The facility was occupied by Hennepin County’s Office of the Public Defender for over 20 years, but the property has been vacant since 2012. JR Hospitality originally acquired the structure in 2017 before partnering with Hawkeye Hotels in late 2018. Ramaker & Associates Inc. is the project architect. Completion is slated for May 2020.