Vandalia Tower › St. Paul, MN
PlanForce helped restore this historic warehouse space into a thriving, mixed-use property featuring a tap room, coffee shop, theater, office spaces, and retail stores.
At the old King Koil mattress factory, location is now what's king. Vandalia Tower sits on 5.5 acres where the new Central corridor light rail will connect Minneapolis and St. Paul. It's a turn-of-the-century, mostly brick campus of seven buildings and an old water tower. PlanForce helped developer First & First perform a complete renovation that respects the history and architecture of the buildings, while adding significant updates that make it a vital and inspiring place to work today.
“The transformation is stunning.”
The renovation has transformed this once warehouse space into a dynamic home for the creative class. Lake Monster Brewery, Independent Film Maker Project, Munster Rose, Hackwith Design, Union Park Marketing, and a many more creative entrepreneurs call Vandalia Tower home. The large, inspiring spaces make it ideal for any company interested in eclectic, historic workspaces over cubicles.
Project renderings show the planning work that goes into making such a dramatic transformation a reality.
Images of the site before the transformation illustrate the Power of Design to make a difference in adaptive reuse projects.