LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
PROJECT TYPE: Commercial
PRODUCT SERIES: Wood-Ultrex
PRODUCT TYPES: Casement & Awning, Inswing French
The Midtown Lofts complex, a modern urban village bringing new life to a formerly industrial area of Minneapolis,is a beautifully designed 72 unit multi-family-ownership development inspired by the “smart growth” philosophy of Lander Group Urban Development’s founder and president, Michael Lander.
Smart growth seeks to reclaim existing urban infrastructure, rather than contribute to suburban sprawl. Well-planned,high-density urban building projects like Midtown Lofts are a key element of smart-growth solutions, while energy-efficient,high-performing windows and doors blur the divide between indoor spaces and the neighborhoods that are coming into their own.
At Midtown Lofts you’ll see clean lines, flowing floor plans, soaring ceilings, and windows, windows, windows. Integrity windows and doors’ durable, low-maintenance Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass exteriors and rich, warm wood interiors fit the Lander Group’s goal of providing their customers with great quality and great value, “Integrity’s responsiveness to any problems that arise is a huge factor. We don’t have to worry about whether they will stand behind their products. It’s almost a default decision for us now, to choose Integrity. We’re very familiar with the product line, and very familiar with the performance. There are so many decisions to make in a large development, so many products to consider — it’s really nice not to have to stress over the window decisions,” says Lander.
Standard Wood-Ultrex products were used in unique and creative configurations to create tremendous variety and visual interest for residents who benefit from lofts that are flooded with natural light, bringing a clean, bright look to these new urban homes, “We had very strict energy calculations for these units, and the Integrity product held up — even in these quantities,” says Michael Lander. “That’s tough in Minnesota’s climate.