Minot Daily News: Blu on Broadway to hold Grand Opening Oct. 15
October 6, 2021
Mixed-used building opens affordable housing today
Blu on Broadway, a master-planned mixed-use development, opens today in Minot.
A grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m., followed by apartment tours and a social at XGolf Minot, a commercial tenant that also will be holding a grand opening event that day. XGolf is a golf simulation company.
The development consists of a five-story building on South Broadway that includes main-level commercial space and long-term affordable housing units on the upper floors. The project is made possible by the partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Minot, Minot’s National Disaster Resilience Program and EPIC Companies.
“This is a remarkable project for the City of Minot and its partners. We are open and so excited to provide more opportunities for affordable housing in the City of Minot. By being along Broadway, commercial tenants like XGolf Minot and Cobalt Nutrition were quick to sign a lease,” said McKenzy Braaten, vice president of Marketing and Public Relations at EPIC Companies, in a release. “Opening a building at 100% occupancy for the residential units and over 60% occupancy for commercial goes to show the need this is bringing to the community.”
Construction began in spring of 2020 and concluded this fall. On floors two through five, all 42 units are leased, along with the more than 6,000 square feet of commercial space.
“We are still hoping to fill the remaining commercial space in the next few months,” Braaten said.
The project includes amenities such as underground parking and a community video board.
The architect of record for the project was ICON Architectural Group and the construction manager was Gehrtz Construction Services of Fargo. The apartments and commercial spaces will be managed by EPIC Management.
EPIC Companies has submitted future plans for other projects in Minot including The Tracks, located across from the new Trinity Hospital, and Park South Phase II, another affordable housing project currently in construction and expected to be complete in the spring of 2022.
EPIC Companies is a local investment, development and management firm. The company manages more than 1,000 residential units and more than 350,000 square feet of commercial space in Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Grand Forks, Jamestown, West Fargo, Minot and Bismarck.