Waterford Bay, a four-story, 243-unit multifamily complex at 380 Randolph Avenue in Street Paul, Minnesota, designed by BKV Group, a multidisciplinary design firm, paved the way for construction.
The company built the waterfront district for client Stoneleigh Companies, who created it as one of St. Paul’s first opportunity zone developments, with the goal of connecting the surrounding Mississippi River through a combination of public and private spaces.
The property provides public access to the river with the installation of a kayak/small boat launch, the expansion of the regional network of biking/walking paths and a section of land donated to the town for a park space along the river.
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The 295,000 square foot property is a partially wraparound residential idea with a parking structure in the middle and living units on three sides. In response to site restrictions, the BKV Group used a lower three-story facade along the river that drops to four stories along Randolph Street and the nearby Mississippi River entrance.
The upper residential levels encircle two second-level courtyards divided by an ornamental pavilion, forming an E-shaped design that separates the swimming pool from the green roof. BKV Group used its full-service strategy to lead all architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, interior design and landscape architecture.
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The building itself is comprised of micro-units, studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with high-end features such as 9-foot ceilings, hardwood-style floors, and modern kitchens with shaker style cabinetry, quartz countertops. , and stainless steel appliances.
An outdoor pool and manicured amenity deck with a four-season porch, outdoor grilling stations and fire pit couches are among the features of the community. Indoor facilities include a large fitness center and yoga studio, residents’ lounge, business center, rooftop club room with demonstration kitchen, secure storage for bicycles and kayaks, a dog wash station and indoor parking with charging stations for electric vehicles.