The Lorient

A neighborhood-friendly development

The Lorient at 4500 France replaced a dry cleaner and two residential lots with 45 spacious apartment homes and retail space – the perfect addition to a lively intersection. The development cleaned up environmental contamination while abiding by Edina’s requirement for affordable housing, including units for people with disabilities. The architect preserved the neighborhood’s classic character, and, out of respect for nearby homeowners, used a step-back design to reduce the building’s height.

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Total apartments:

45 apartments

Retail space:

6,456 SF

Proposed features:

Large-size apartments
Condo-quality finishes
Underground parking
Roof-top patio
Heart of 44th & France shopping district
3 Affordable housing units

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