2700 University Unveiled in Grand Opening Ceremony

On Tuesday, Flaherty & Collins Properties officially cut the ribbon and opened our latest project, 2700 University, in Saint Paul. The project, a $54 million mixed-use, transit-oriented luxury residential apartment development near the Green Line Westgate Light Rail Transit station, features 248 luxury apartments, with 80% of the apartment homes set for market rate and 20% for affordable.

We were joined and honored to have City of Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman as our primary guest speaker. Mayor Coleman spoke highly of the project and the need for affordable housing that new residents will be proud to call home.

City Council President Russ Stark congratulated team members on a job well done, remarking about how wonderful the project was and what it meant to the community.

Other guest speakers included Michele Smith, Minnesota Field Office Director for HUD, Pam Daniels-Halisi (BMO) and our own lead developer on the project, Ryan Cronk.

The event featured local brews, Topeca coffee (the future retail tenant at 2700) and music by the Ned Canter Trio. And of course, with it being December in Minnesota – we had to do an ice sculpture!

Many of the F&C team traveled up for the festivities and can state with first-hand experience, the Light Rail Transit system is the way to go (it helped us catch our flight home)!

We’d like to thank all our guests, as well as our project partners – LISC, HUD, NEF, The Met Council, the City of Saint Paul, BMO, Landform, Kraus-Anderson, and Urbanworks for a terrific, powerful project.

Residents of 2700 University will enjoy features and amenities that include: A first floor bar/coffee shop; high speed Wi-Fi throughout; a state-of-the-art 1,400 square foot fitness center featuring Matrix Fitness equipment, a yoga studio, and Matrix® MyRide+ Group Cycling; a year-round, resort-style heated saltwater pool with wet deck, and a hot tub with a heated deck; a 20,000 square foot courtyard; an Outdoor Living Room with fire pits, commercial grade grills, and outdoor furniture; a 1,600 square foot Bark Park with a Dog Park Express Course including a water station and waste area; bike storage with repair tools, stands and pumps; and underground parking.

Apartments will include: 100% LED lighting; luxury wood-style flooring in the kitchen, entries, and living area; oversized flat slab kitchen cabinets with custom hardware; premium carpet in bedrooms; oversized energy efficient windows; front load, full size Energy Star-rated washer and dryers; quartz countertops; Nest® thermostats; frameless shower doors; and recessed/decorative patios or balconies.

Learn more at www.2700university.com.

2700 University in St. Paul Coming Along


Pretty cool view of our project, 2700 University from the construction camera this week! It has been nearly a year (come late June) since construction began on 2700 University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The unique mixed-use project, located on the Green Line, provides convenient access to work, shopping, dining, schools and entertainment. 2700 will be Silver LEED® certified.

The project is moving right along and will be complete in late 2016. Last week, several of our corporate team members were able to get a first hand look at the progress.

Exterior Image


Outdoor Construction

2700 University includes the best amenities in St. Paul, with 3,000 square feet of first floor street-front amenity space, Wi-Fi throughout, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Cyber Cafe, Business Center, Game & Leisure Room, Resort Style Pool with wet deck and an Outdoor Living Room complete with fire pits, grills and outdoor furniture.

Speaking of the pool, check out the brand new rendering of this amazing amenity:

2700 Courtyard w People

“The Bike Shop” includes premium indoor bike parking, bike stands, pumps, tools, water bottle filling station, work bench, trainers, TV and lounging area.

Want to watch the progress or watch the time lapse? Check out the construction cam HERE.

Progress Report: 2700 University

Our new mixed-use project, 2700 University, continues to build in St. Paul, Minnesota. Construction has progressed nicely since groundbreaking in late June. Check out the most recent pictures, taken by our Project Manager, Jeff Hammersley who was onsite yesterday:








When all is said and done, the project will look like this:






The project includes a resort-style pool, a Bike Shop, Outdoor Living Room, Business Center, Fitness Center and will have Wi-Fi throughout! Apartments boast movable kitchen islands, luxury, wood-style flooring, LED lighting and pendant / decorative track lighting.

Stay tuned for the latest updates as 2700 University continues to move along, and learn more about the project HERE.

2700 University Groundbreaking


Earlier this week, our development team broke ground on an exciting project in St. Paul, Minnesota – 2700 University. The project, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD), that sits near the Westgate Station of the Green Line is a truly unique addition to the St. Paul area, with 20 percent of the 248 units set aside for affordable residents.

Residents will enjoy features and amenities that include a resort-style, heated saltwater pool and sundeck with cabanas, a courtyard for outdoor relaxation and enjoyment, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor living room with fire pits, a pet grooming spa, bike shop with indoor parking, bike stands, pumps, tools, work bench, water bottle filling station and TV/lounge area, clubroom with billiards, grilling areas, cyber café, resident concierge services, controlled building access and Wi-Fi throughout.

Apartments will include 42-inch kitchen cabinets, moveable islands, full size washer and dryer, Roman soaking tubs, patios or balconies, upgraded carpet, pendant and decorative track lighting, with LED lighting included in all units.

The project, at 345,611 square feet, will have an additional 3,000 square feet of first floor, street-front retail space and 219 parking spaces below grade. 2700 University will take approximately 16 months to complete and plans to open in the Fall of 2016.


Project partners include the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul  the Metropolitan Council, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC – Twin Cities), BMO Harris Bank and the National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF). UrbanWorks will serve as the project architect, with Kraus-Anderson as the General Contractor. The project will be LEED® certified.


Our own Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Henderson, took on Master of Ceremony duties as Marketing & Communications Director Brian Moore was on vacation. She did a great job organizing the event and ensuring everything was “handled” well. Flaherty & Collins Properties Vice President of Development, Ryan Cronk, spoke on behalf of F&C, as well as Developer Austin Carmony. Flaherty & Collins Properties CEO David Flaherty, President Jerry Collins and Project Manager Jeff Hammersley also attended the ground breaking festivities.

We’re excited to begin the project and keep an eye out for more information and pictures here and on the F&C corporate website for more on 2700 University!