The firm had offices in the Itasca Building in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis. Designed by Cuningham Group, the Itasca converted five turn-of-the-century warehouse buildings, totaling 300,000 square feet, into a mixed-use development featuring 71 condominiums and 150,000 square feet of commercial space.
Cuningham Group’s design of the project in 1980 included uncovering Bassett’s Creek and allowing it to openly flow through the lower level of the building. While the Creek has since been covered, the Itasca of today remains virtually unchanged—a testament to the overall success of the complex and the neighborhood that grew up around it.
As one of the first warehouse conversion projects in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, the Itasca reinforces an enthusiasm for recycling worthy old buildings and continues to be a local icon for the preservation of urban community living and working.