Mystery tech company proposes huge campus in Bloomington

It'd be across the street from the Mall of America.
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

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.


How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

coronavirus, Iowa

MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

covid-19, coronavirus

Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.


Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.


4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.


Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.


At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said


SICK plans Bloomington

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

The German company wants to expand its presence in Bloomington.

Bloomington Super Bowl ring makers sold for $1.3 billion

Jostens is also known for making class rings and yearbooks.

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.

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.

Wells Fargo to cut 200 jobs as it closes payroll office in Bloomington

It's transferring its business payroll clients to ADP.

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.

Plans for MOA's giant waterpark get even bigger, as does the cost

The project could now cost as much as $250 million.