Mystery tech company proposes huge campus in Bloomington

It'd be across the street from the Mall of America.
Author:
Publish date:
A satellite view of the campus proposal, with the MOA to the southwest.

A satellite view of the campus proposal, with the MOA to the southwest.

A mystery company has proposed to build a hub tech hub in Bloomington, across the street from the Mall of America.

The City of Bloomington's Planning Commission will hold a hearing on Thursday to discuss a change of use for the land at 2501, 2601 and 2701 American Blvd. E. and 2600 Lindau Lane, next to 

That's because an unnamed "high-tech company" is "looking to establish a regional headquarters in the South Loop," according to a staff report released ahead of the meeting.

Eventually, the tech campus could sprawl over 600,000 square feet, though the first phase of the project would be an 185,000 square foot building that comprises "highbay storage, a robot automated warehouse ... distribution, production, and office uses."

Screen Shot 2019-02-26 at 1.01.54 PM

Office use would eventually become the main focus of the campus in phase 2, which would see a multi-story office built on the site by 2025, with another following in 2030.

Judging by the plans, the existing Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hotel at the northwestern corner of the lot would stay in place, as would the Townplace Suites in the southwest corner.

Follow Bring Me The News on Google News

Finance & Commerce reports that provided the land amendment is approved by the city, the company behind the proposal would next have to submit a development plan.

Then they would have to negotiate the purchase of the land with the Bloomington Port Authority.

The Business Journals notes that there could be competition for the land, reporting last week that another unnamed company is interested in building a golf facility in the Bloomington South Loop district.

Next Up

police lights

Suspects, possibly armed, flee after gunshots and car crash in Bemidji

Police say they may be armed, and are asking the public for tips.

Kevin Fiala, Jordan Greenway

Wild blanked by Blues; playoff fate is in Colorado's hands

It comes down to the final day of the regular season.

Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 10.04.32 PM

Number of suicides in Minnesota decreased in 2020

While the number dropped, 723 people still died by suicide last year.

Vikings fans, U.S. Bank Stadium

Ranking the most difficult games in the Vikings' 2021 schedule

The Vikings have some interesting matchups on their 17-game slate.

Spencer Silver

Chemist who co-invented Post-it Notes dies at home in St. Paul

He developed an adhesive that could stick to paper – repeatedly – without damaging the paper.

Danielle Hunter

Here is the official 2021 Minnesota Vikings schedule

How does an early January game at Lambeau Field sound?

Blake Bortles

Amid Aaron Rodgers drama, Packers reportedly sign Blake Bortles

The former No. 3 overall pick is headed to Green Bay.

You Houa Thao

Missing St. Paul man found dead in wooded area

The 73-year-old was reported missing May 8.

YouTube - Jim Klobuchar

Jim Klobuchar, celebrated Minnesota columnist, dies at 93

He died Wednesday after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Related

SICK plans Bloomington

'Mystery company' behind tech hub near MOA is revealed as SICK

The German company wants to expand its presence in Bloomington.

micro unit bloomington hotel apartments

Proposal would turn portion of Bloomington hotel into micro apartments

Some of the units would be as small as 350 square feet.

Mall of America

MOA missed mortgage payments as COVID-19 crisis takes toll

The mall sought relief via tax aid from the Minnesota Legislature earlier this month.

Bloomington Super Bowl ring makers sold for $1.3 billion

Jostens is also known for making class rings and yearbooks.

Screen Shot 2019-12-17 at 9.49.33 AM

Gallery: New images released of giant Mall of America water park

The City of Bloomington approved the development plan on Monday.

IHOP MOA location

Police: IHOP employee assaulted by group that didn't pay bill

It happened at the IHOP located across the street from the Mall of America.