Lake Harriet Christian Church sold its property at 5009 Beard Avenue in February. Yellow Tree Development, a local developer, plans to demolish the two-story church and transform the space into a mix of apartments and commercial space. This will be at least the fourth housing project in the works for the 50th and France area, solidifying this neighborhood as a hot spot for developers in recent months.
According to a city staff report, the proposal calls for 1,500 square feet of commercial space, 65 enclosed parking stalls and 61 market-rate apartments, which provides the most units of any of the projects in the area. The Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee reviewed the proposal at the end of March.