Village Green renovated the historic Soo Line Building to feature luxury finishes and amenities.

After an extensive, 14-month renovation, Village Green Has breathed new life into what was once Minneapolis’ tallest tower.

The 254-unit Soo Line Building City Apartments once housed the headquarters for the Soo Line Railroad Co. It was the city’s tallest structure when it originally opened in 1915 as the home for the First National Bank of Minneapolis, which eventually ­became U.S. Bank.
In fact, the bank provided some of the capital for the renovation.

“U.S. Bank has a longtime partnership with Village Green and a rich history at the Soo Line Building. Supporting the building’s rehabilitation is an honor,” said Zack Boyers, CEO of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp., in a statement. “Its new amenities and high-quality residential units increase the vibrancy and livability of downtown Minneapolis.”

Farmington Hills, Mich.–based Village Green purchased the building for $11.3 million in 2011, and now owns and manages 12 communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.