The Opus Group® Announces Plans for The Station on Washington Student Housing Complex near the University of Minnesota


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - ​The Opus Group announced plans today to develop The Station on Washington, a new student residential and retail complex on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus.

Conveniently located near the Central Corridor’s East Bank Station, The Station on Washington will be a six-story building with 11,200 square feet of ground-level retail space and five floors of residential living space with 97 units and 156 bedrooms.  

“The location for this project rivals the best locations on campus for students,” said Dave Menke, senior vice president and general manager at Opus Development Corporation. “The complex will offer students the convenience of campus-living as well as provide easy-access to the light rail corridor.” 

Units will offer students a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom living options. Residents will have access to several desirable amenities, including private underground parking, a large fitness center, a separate study lounge space and on-site retail options. The building’s design will incorporate urban elements consistent with the light rail corridor. 

The project is fully entitled and endorsed by the Minneapolis City Council. Opus closed on the land this week and will begin construction this month. Completion is slated for August 2013, allowing residents to move in prior to the start of the academic year. Opus Design Build, L.L.C. will serve as the contractor. Minneapolis-based Elness Swenson Graham Architects Inc., is the project architect. Opus AE Group, Inc. will manage the structural engineering and interior design.  

This student housing project follows the recent completion of Stadium Village Flats, which is fully leased with residents and retailers – CVS/pharmacy, Noodles & Company and Dino’s Gyros.  

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and Opus Holding, Inc. and their operating subsidiaries, Opus Development Corporation, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, Inc. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit