Development Update: LOWA 46 Phase II

LOWA 46 Phase II Concept Design

Oppidan Investment Company is in the process of developing plans for phase II of their project located at 3939 & 3941 E. 46th St.

Development Details:

  • 5 story multi-family building
  • 141 Units
  • Market Rate with 8% affordable units 
  • Unit Mix: Alcove, 1-Beds, & 2-Beds
  • Parking: 125 Parking Stalls
  • Timing: Spring 2021 Ground Breaking

Potential Land Use Application/Regulatory Requests:

  • Conditional Use Permit required for 5 Stories (building is under the 56ft max allowable height but over 4 stories)
  • Front Yard Setback Exception, 23’ vs. 8’ from Property Line
  • Rear Yard Setback Deviation, 10’ vs. 13’ from Property Line/ Alley.

Site plans for the project can be found here.

LCC will hold a community meeting regarding this project in late summer/early fall, prior to the City Planning Commission Public Hearing.

If you have questions or comments regarding this development, please contact:

Ian Halker, Developer

Oppidan Investment Company

Public Hearing Notice: 3601 44th St E – Snelling Yards

Pope Architects submitted the following applications to allow for the construction of a development with two multi-family buildings (four and five stories) with a total of 210 residential units in the R5/Multiple-Family District and the PO/Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District at 3601 44th St E:  

  • Conditional use permit to allow a planned unit development.
  • Variance to reduce front, corner side, and rear yard setbacks for the development.
  • Variance of the PO/Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards.
  • Site plan review.
  • Vacation.
  • Preliminary plat.

 The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. The public may view the public hearing using the following options: Watch on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, CenturyLink Channel 8001 or 8501, or live on    

In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing.  The public may submit comments or participate by phone in the meeting by using the following website: If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below. 

If you would like to submit comments, you may submit them by emailing: 

Aaron Hanauer, Senior City Planner

250 S 4th St Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-2494


Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).