Amira represents developer’s next-generation approach to 55-plus living
MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 3, 2021) — United Properties announced today that construction has begun on Amira Minnetonka (previously known as ThePOINTE Minnetonka), its newest 55-plus active adult rental community, located on five acres at 801 Carlson Parkway in Minnetonka.
“We are especially excited to break ground on Amira Minnetonka since it marks United Properties’ first location under our new Amira brand,” said Rick McKelvey, senior vice president, United Properties. McKelvey said that the Amira name reflects the company’s intention to create a next-generation approach to senior living communities, one that is “grounded in joyful living and innovative services and approaches to community life for our residents as they age.”
“We believe that Amira Minnetonka opens up new possibilities for living an abundant life. Residents can focus their time and energy on what matters most — community, family, friends and interests — while enjoying beautiful homes with a wide array of high-quality service levels and offerings,” McKelvey said.
Both inside and out, Amira Minnetonka offers a gracious host of amenities for every season, including beautifully landscaped grounds and spacious apartment homes featuring comfortable, light-filled layouts — from alcove studio to three-bedroom floor plans — with premium finishes and fixtures. An experienced team will manage the day-to-day maintenance, freeing up time for residents to enjoy community activities and events with their neighbors.
The active adult community will have six floors and 186 units. A total of 19 units will be designated as affordable to meet the needs of the community. Many homes include a flex room that can be used as an office or hobby space and most units feature private outdoor areas.
“We chose this location because it allows us to create an oasis for our residents in the existing lush, serene environment while still offering immediate proximity and easy access to the greater Twin Cities metro,” said McKelvey. “The location fulfills our goal to provide beautiful homes in a community that frees residents of many duties of home ownership so that they can spend more time doing what they love.”
Amira Minnetonka will feature quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, underground heated parking and more. The rental fee is all-inclusive, with the exception of electricity — making it an ideal option for seniors looking to budget monthly costs.
The active adult community will also feature a variety of lifestyle amenities, such as a state-of-the-art golf simulator, an outdoor pool and hot tub, community gardens, art and fitness studios, an expansive community room and a sky lounge. The location offers easy walking access to Carlson Towers’ restaurants and businesses, in addition to convenient access to Interstates 394 and 494.
Occupancy is expected in 2023. Project partners include Weis Builders, ESG Architecture & Design, Bremer Bank and Great Lakes Management.
About United Properties
United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for more than 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help enrich communities and create lasting legacies. United Properties provides market expertise for ground-up development, redevelopment and acquisitions of value-add and stable investments. The company invests in and develops office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and senior housing properties. United Properties is owned by the Pohlad Companies and is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.uproperties.com and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.