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New downtown Minneapolis high rise debuts for carless, young professionals

Updated: October 15, 2019 06:40 PM

A new, high-rise residential building is debuting in downtown Minneapolis and some say it offers a glimpse of what the future might hold. 

It's called City Club Apartments and it has a rooftop pool, an outdoor theater and a community kitchen... but what it doesn't have might be the most noteworthy: no parking ramp or parking spaces for most of its residents. 

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The community is designed for people who don't have cars or need a place to park, and it's a trend many can expect to continue. The city of Minneapolis is moving toward a downtown that is more pedestrian-friendly and more eco-friendly, and less congested with car traffic.  

The developer says the lack of parking is not a drawback, rather it's a lifestyle selling point for young professionals.

"That's who we are targeting. That's our brand. Our residents don't need a car, they live and work and play in downtown. That's going to be more prevalent in the future," said developer Paul Dydula. 

A studio unit starts at $1,200 a month.

Technically, City Club actually does have about ten parking spaces for penthouse residents, however, there are 307 units in all.

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