MINNEAPOLISThe Opus Group announced today that construction of the new student residential and retail complex, The Station on Washington, is complete in time for the start of the fall semester.

Conveniently located near the Central Corridor’s East Bank Station, the six-story building features 97 units and 156 bedrooms with approximately 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.

“We’re pleased to bring another high-quality student housing project directly adjacent to the University of Minnesota with complimentary retail,” said Matt Rauenhorst, senior director of real estate development at Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “The Station on Washington offers an unparalleled experience for our residents and the location combined with the unit and amenity finishes raises the bar for student housing development.”

Walgreens, occupying approximately 7,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level opened in mid-August and Haiku Sushi, occupying about 4,000 square feet of space will open in September.

The Station on Washington features a range of amenities for residents, including private underground parking; top-floor club room with TVs, shuffleboard and views of downtown Minneapolis and TCF Bank Stadium; a cardio fitness room; and a Fitness on Request studio.

The first residents began moving into the building on Friday, Aug. 30 and residential leasing is nearing 100 percent.

Opus Development Company, L.L.C. served as the developer, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. was the contractor, Minneapolis-based Elness Swenson Graham Architects Inc. was the project architect, and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. managed the structural engineering and interior design.

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group®is a family of commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design; sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, institutional, residential 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 www.opus-group.com.