Last week, ESG Architects and developer Schafer Richardson released plans for a high-rise apartment development proposed to replace the historic Nye’s Polonaise Room.
While the project received tentative approval from the Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Association’s Nye’s Task Group, other community sources and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church have already voiced opposition to the project, saying that the high-density development will change the historic character of the neighborhood.
Schafer still needs to gain various city and neighborhood level approvals. NIEBNA will decide the fate of the project during a meeting scheduled for Feb. 25. A public comment period will accompany the city mandated application process for the building, which has a scheduled a tentative construction start date off February 16.