Apartment, Commercial

West Side Flats

Type: New Construction, Mixed-use Conversion
Role: Developer, General Partner, Manager
Building Space: 178 Luxury Units (20% Affordable Units)
Financing: Home Urban Development 221 (d)(4) Program, Tax Increment Financing, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, HOME, Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Act
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Year Completed

Overview / Details

Located at 84 Wabasha St. W. in St Paul, on the site of the old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, West Side Flats serves as a glimpse into what Sherman Associates has planned for the development of the Mississippi riverside facing the downtown St. Paul skyline.

Recognized as a key step in rebuilding the floodplain neighborhood behind the Mississippi River levy, construction began on the site in 2012. Completed in 2014, West Side Flats, the first of a proposed three-phase project, consists of 142 market-rate and 36 affordable apartment homes, as well as 6,185 SF of commercial space.

Sherman Associates’ commitment to high-quality development is evident throughout the project’s spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts as residents enjoy granite islands, floorto-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, and available balconies. Residents also enjoy an indoor/outdoor pool and spa deck as well as a rooftop skyline lounge offering views of the Mississippi River and St. Paul skyline, a grilling area, outdoor TV, and gas fire-pit.

Thanking the success that West Side Flats has experienced, with occupancy remaining in the high 90s, Sherman Associates has announced its plans for Part 2 and Part 3 of the West Side Flats Development. The expansion will add an additional 184 market-rate, and 82 affordable apartment homes to the St. Paul riverfront, along with 5,000 SF of commercial space and a river-facing patio.