When Interstate Development toured RISE Modular’s MOD42, the first volumetric modular multifamily project in the Twin Cities, they became convinced by its quality and the speed of its construction to utilize modular on its next multifamily projects. They had just the site in mind, a residential/commercial district in St. Anthony Village, an inner-ring suburb just northeast of Minneapolis. Working with DJR Architecture, the same architect as MOD42, they modified that design to add more apartments, maximize the site and modify its exterior envelope. RISE was both the modular manufacturer and general contractor.
Stinson Apartments is a three-story, 38-unit market-rate apartment project that features one- and two-bedroom units and 46 parking spaces. Each apartment provides an in-unit washer/dryer, a full kitchen with appliances, bedrooms with spacious closets and luxury finishes. As an inner-ring suburb, St. Anthony Village has become a community in need of more housing that is more affordable than Minneapolis, but still offers the conveniences of urban living. Stinson Apartments is located within walking distance of shopping and popular restaurants and bars.
Stinson Apartments mod-set took only 6 days to complete and construction was completed in only 8 months from groundbreaking to residents moving in.
While hard costs of construction expenses were similar to traditional construction, the speed to market saved on overall labor and development costs.
Interstate Development appreciates the superior quality of Stinson Apartment’s finishes and its durability which requires less maintenance and has lowered long-term operating expenses. Residents appreciate the quality and its superior sound control.
Stinson Apartments experienced the full sustainability benefits of modular with a more energy-efficient building due partly to a tighter building envelope. The carbon footprint of the build process was considerably less, with less waste produced in our controlled factory setting. It took only 8 months versus 12 to complete construction, so less energy was required and there was a lower level of onsite pollution. There was considerably lower noise pollution, less daily traffic and machinery, and less overall onsite activity.
Because 90% of MOD42 was completed in our manufacturing facility, jobsite incidents were non-existent.
While Stinson is located in a suburb, it is in a commercial district with restaurants, a shopping center and other apartment buildings nearby. Due to offsite construction, the disruption and impact on the community were dramatically reduced. The building went from foundation to entire building in only one week!
Material deliveries were substantially less than site-built projects. There were fewer people onsite, meaning less traffic and pollution, less parking in the neighborhood, and less noise.
Our team’s expertise spans the commercial real estate spectrum, from development, design and preconstruction to manufacturing and general contracting.