New condampuses in the River House condominium complex in downtown Minneapolis are being demolished to make way for an apartment building, the city said Monday.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last week that the River Heights condominium would be demolished to build a building that will include a gym, a restaurant and a hotel.
The Twin Cities Star Tribune said the demolition is being done by a developer who has no plans to build in the complex, and is trying to get rid of the building that houses the apartment building.
The building has been vacant since 2014 and is owned by the owners of the condo.
The Star Tribune described the complex as “one of the most expensive condominium complexes in the Twin Cities”.
Minneapolis is also demolishing another condominium, the Rheinland condominium in downtown St. Paul.
The complex is owned jointly by the city and the developers of the Rhesh condominium.
The city said it will demolish the Rhash condapitum, which is about a mile (2.4 kilometers) east of the River Hills.
The Rheindland complex is about half a mile west of the river.
It is not clear what the demolition will cost.