Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Zenith


ESG’s design of The Zenith, a mixed-used development near the Mississippi River in the historic Mill District, inserts a fresh design aesthetic into the revitalized urban neighborhood. Taking cues from the adjacent Gold Medal Park, the river and the Guthrie Theater, ESG designed the 63-unit structure as a contemporary expression of the city’s growing vitality using clean lines, glass, steel and colorful metal panels. The Zenith is an incremental part of the City of Minneapolis’ vision to create a vibrant, high-density residential, cultural and commercial neighborhood on the eastern edge of the downtown core.

Mill City Clinic, an innovative community-based clinic owned by University of Minnesota Physicians, occupies The Zenith’s first level. Floors 2-7 share condominium floorplans in each stack, and floors 8-9 are penthouses individually cut to be a unique floorplan. All of the units have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the city and river, hardwood floors and industrial finishes. The Zenith also has a gallery-style lobby and entertaining area, a central courtyard, fitness area and pool, and heated underground parking.