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Pentagon Park Developer Plans 400-Room Hotel

Hillcrest Development is looking for Edina's approval of the project by late March.

The Minnehaha Creek concept plan for Pentagon Park.
The Minnehaha Creek concept plan for Pentagon Park.

The latest plans for Pentagon Park include a 375- to 425-room hotel, 40,000 square feet of retail space and more than a million square feet of office space.

Edina’s comprehensive plan for the area called for 1.9 million square feet of new development, about half residential.

“Hillcrest Development is proposing not-so-much on the housing side,” said Community Development Director Cary Teague said. “We want to keep the door open for allowing housing.”

Hillcrest, a company that specializes in fixing up dilapidated properties, bought Pentagon Park’s two West 77th Street parcels in September 2012 and January 2013. The 11-building office park had been foreclosed in 2009.

Hillcrest presented six plans for renovating the office park to the city council in November.

The city’s planning commission will consider a sketch plan for the 42-acre site at its Wednesday meeting. Hillcrest is looking for city approval for the project by late March. Redevelopment could occur over the next two to 15 years.
Mike B. December 09, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Hwy 100 and I0494 are bottled up with traffic as it is!!! Stop the development! We don't need more people in the area! We should be DIScouraging people from moving to this area.
Jeff L December 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM
What a great idea for an aged site. Keep up the good work. Lets continue to focus on mass transit and alternate transportation modes (such as bikes) to alleviate traffic. Being elitists and telling people to stay away is not a very inclusive community. Lets welcome people.

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