New vision for a historic site.

Known as the “Gateway to Minneapolis,” the site at Third St. and Nicollet Ave. once featured a grand hotel and a park extending to the Mississippi River. But over 25 years ago, the hotel was torn down and the park replaced by a parking lot.

We envision a better future for this historic site.

Working with the City of Minneapolis and our project partners, we are planning a 30-40 story tower with a 5-star hotel, a public plaza, and retail on the street level. The development will be connected by skyway to the César Pelli-designed Minneapolis Central Library.

“This would be a stunning addition to Minneapolis – and one that we believe would be warmly embraced by the community.”–Bill Katter, President and Chief Investment Officer

Property type:


Proposed Features:

30+ story tower
5-star hotel
Class A office or luxury apartments
Condos on top floors
Underground parking for 500+ vehicles
Public plaza
Street-level retail
Skyway to Minneapolis Central Library
Adjacent to warehouse district and riverfront

United Properties Role:


Project Partners:

City of Minneapolis
Elness Swenson Graham Architects (ESG)
JMI Realty, national hotel developer
Greystar, residential investor, developer, and manager