Seestedt Carpet building to be converted into apartments in St. Paul

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Plans are in the works to redevelop The Commission House, a 129-year-old building located in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota into a pet-friendly mixed-use development.

The Commission House building was opened in 1889 and is located in the Lowertown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was used for varying agricultural and retail tenants, and housed the Seestedt Carpets Co. since 1966.

Pope Architects has been working with Northland Real Estate Group for the last year studying ways to redevelop the three-story building. The Ackerberg Group purchased the building and is in partnership with Northland on the project.

The proposed project was featured in the StarTribune, Seestedt Carpet building to be converted into apartments in St. Paul

The three-story, 29,000-square-foot building close to the Saints CHS Field will be renovated to include apartments on the upper floors and a Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies store and WellHaven Pet Health veterinarian office on the ground level.

“What we are trying to create is a pedestrian-friendly environment that is walkable to all of these amenities,” Brian Farrell, Northland Real Estate Group Principal.