University Square

University Square

Mankato, MN

This European-inspired, multi-story development-built over an existing theater and strip mall-features restaurant and retail space with apartments above. Located directly across the street from Minnesota State University, Mankato, this project meets the high demand for services close to campus.

The existing retail mall was reoriented from internal entries to individual exterior storefronts. The retail tenants now have drive up access and bold external signage. National chains such as Chipotle, Noodles, Cold Stone Creamery, FedEx, and a movie theater blend perfectly with local independent stores including a tanning salon, liquor store, nail salon, and more. Close parking and a sidewalk wide enough for outdoor dining, framed by structural brick arch colonnades, creates an open-air feel, making this a popular destination for students as well as community members. This highly visible, mixed-use project features colorful burgundy and yellow accents on the upper level apartments that make it a prominent element framing the university campus.

Mixed-Use

  • Frentz Construction

  • HECO Building

  • Monks Avenue Development

  • Monks Avenue Development

  • The Marigold

  • University Square