Minneapolis, Minnesota


Midwest USA
Mortenson Development, in cooperation with US Bank
Project Size
407,530 Square Feet

New Construction, Residential Housing, Parking Structure, Retail
Rafter, located at 333 Hennepin, adds to the energetic retail corridor with 6,000 square feet of retail space along Hennepin and 4th Avenues and adds 283 units of market-rate apartments with associated amenities. A seven-story, 279-space attached parking structure serves both retail and Rafter residents.

Rafter from Cuningham Group on Vimeo.

Exterior of Rafter


Cuningham Group worked with The Nicollet Island East Bank Neighborhood Association Task Force through development planning to define the major intersection with an iconic community development. Surrounded by eclectic architecture which varies in height, massing, materials, and expression challenged the design to look for contextual tie-ins at the base level. Northeast Minneapolis culture inspired Rafter’s aesthetics. Strong ties to agriculture and industrial-related product, commerce, and expression direct the material palette.

Design Build Institute of America, Upper Midwest Region, Honorable Mention, 2020
Finance & Commerce, Top Project, 2020
NAIOP Minnesota, Awards of Excellence, 2020
Minneapolis Real Estate Journal, Urban Multifamily, 2020

Downtown Minneapolis