Midtown Exchange

VDA provided consulting services for fourteen (14) new elevators and two (2) new escalators in an adaptive reuse of the historic Sears retail and catalog site, known as Midtown Exchange, on Lake Street in South Minneapolis.

The 1.2 million sq. ft. project development includes Allina Common, a 250,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters for Allina Hospitals & Clinics; a 125-room Sheraton Hotel; rental housing; townhouse/condominium ownership housing; and restaurants and retail space.

The $142 million project, the largest redevelopment project in Minneapolis to date, was completed in June 2006.

Project Info

Service Type

Adaptive Reuse, Modernization


Ryan Companies US, Inc.


1.2 Million sf

Project Type

Historic/Landmark, Mixed Use, Residential

Equipment Type

Elevators, Escalators


Minneapolis, MN

Completion Year



$142 Million