In March 2022, Denison Parking began parking management for ELEVEN, the newest luxury condominium in Minneapolis, now the city’s tallest residential building. The two-level public parking structure includes 126 spaces.
“Denison Parking is proud to be part of the new landmark of the revitalized waterfront of Minneapolis. Denison’s exceptional service will be right at home in supporting the residents and guests of ELEVEN and the historic Mill District.”
–C. Perry Griffith, III, President of Denison Parking
The Vision: A Grand Design
At 41 stories, ELEVEN is three stories taller than The Carlyle and is now the tallest residential building in Minneapolis. For Minneapolis, this is the first residential condominium designed by the influential New York City-based design firm, Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), in partnership with Ryan Companies. Robert A. M. Stern and his firm are known for designs that capture the spirit of a project’s surroundings. Decades of research and innovation by the firm have created dwelling spaces as functional as they are stunning. For example, the building includes a special door for dogs and their owners to access the surrounding parks.
Project co-developer Luigi Bernardi, who purchased a unit in ELEVEN, stated that the building is meant to fold into the Minneapolis skyline. ELEVEN’s height which includes 17 penthouses, offers an unobstructed view of the city and Stone Arch Bridge. The art deco styling of Foshay Tower is an inspiration in RAMSA’s design. The aesthetics bring out the best of Minneapolis, making the most of its setting in the Mill District.
The Mill District
In the 1880s, St. Louis was surpassed by Minneapolis as the leading area for flour milling. Fed by boxcars of grain and powered by the mighty Mississippi River, the milling industry grew exponentially. Minneapolis became the “Flour Milling Capital of the World.” The hydropower provided by the 50-foot drop from St. Anthony Falls was, unfortunately, no match for fossil fuels and the Buffalo, New York’s shipping rates and strategic advantage with its location at the Great Lakes.
Recognizing the historical, cultural, and real estate value of the area, the city of Minneapolis encouraged the revitalization of the Mill District. In 1983, Washburn A Mill was designated a National Historic Landmark. Nearby Mill Ruins Park opened in 2001, and Gold Medal Park opened in 2007.
Denison Parking’s Service
Our service is the key to our longevity. Since 1934, Denison Parking has upheld a dedication to customer service and facility cleanliness which will complement the experience at ELEVEN. Denison Parking is one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators. The company comprises a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions. In addition to experience, their long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone, from employees to customers and clients, is treated like family.
Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison difference.