Troy Thies Photography

Continental Property Group took advantage of a premier urban infill location to transform an unkempt parking lot into upscale apartment living. VUE sits in the heart of Minneapolis’ Loring Park neighborhood, among a mix of contemporary offices and residence towers, retail and dining, historic mansions and churches, and the picturesque park and pond for which the area is named.

The appeal of the neighborhood is matched by VUE’s amenities. An open lobby with a concierge counter and cyber café creates a sophisticated and welcoming entrance. Residents can enjoy the fitness center, sauna, and billiards room and have their choice of relaxing by the fire pit in the sunken courtyard’s trellised gardens or entertaining guests in HALO, a two-level rooftop lounge that offers skyline views along with a kitchen and outdoor grill.

The building is thoroughly modern but has been carefully integrated into the existing neighborhood. Two-story walk-ups along the north side help the project remain in scale with adjacent buildings and connect with pedestrian traffic. Cascading planters and native rain gardens around the site echo the area’s green focus.