Neighbors Welcome View-Blocking Development in North Loop

Updated: 11/08/2012 10:53 PM KSTP.com By: Nick Winkler

Development will block the view many have of Target Field.

The six-story Dock Street apartment complex is under construction right now just north of Target Field. When the project is complete it could block the view many people in nearby condos have of Target Field.

Matters could be made worse as developers are also considering a 20-story office complex in the same area as well.

The city of Minneapolis says there is no height limitation in the area and says no one has complained.

In fact, the North Loop Neighborhood Association wishes the project was even larger. The Association says neighborhood density is a priority. The argument is that putting more people in the area will allow for greater use of the nearby bike path and transit. Proponents also say increased foot traffic will likely help nearby businesses.