Breaking Ground: North Loop Welcomes Eco-Friendly TMBR Condos

The condominiums will be the area’s only ones to use a glue- and nail-free construction.

In 2021, Minneapolis’ North Loop district will welcome the stylish and sustainable addition of TMBR, the city’s first mass timber residence. This 10-story, 79-unit condominium will be built using a special glue- and nail-free construction in an effort to reduce its environmental impact. “Construction is actually 57 percent of our carbon footprint, yet nobody talks about it,” says Todd Simning, president of Kroiss Development and one of the project’s lead developers.

With construction set to begin in November, the TMBR team will work to create a unique, sustainable housing option for the Twin Cities’ most eco-conscious residents. In addition to a mass timber frame, the condo’s windows will feature high-efficiency glass panes and its rooftop garden will be packed with lush greenery and planting beds. The condo’s exterior will complement its interior, designed to be reminiscent of a log cabin with exposed natural wood beams, white concrete, modern finishes, and a calming ambiance.

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