“We joined SCCA to learn from and work with other successful businesses in the Seward neighborhood.”
SCCA Member: Jim Welna, Welna II Hardware

Monthly Archives: March, 2012

SCCA Tours New Maintenance Facility

On Wednesday, February 15th, members of the SCCA took a tour of the new Hiawatha Maintenance Facility. This complex is the main office and yard location of the City of Minneapolis Public Works, which provides a number of city infrastructure services for residents. Completed in 2010, the Hiawatha Maintenance Facility became the first LEED platinum municipal building in the State of Minnesota.

Originally used in the early 1900s as a sickbay for ill fire … More

Local Architects Give Insights on Economy and How They Managed

As 2012 enters its third month, signs that the economy is slowly turning for the better keep popping up. One area that had been hit hard during the past six years was the architectural field. At one point, estimates placed the unemployment rate for architects to upwards of 40%. However, recent statistics show improvement – housing sales increased 4% this past January, and construction jobs grew by 5.8% in December.

Local Seward neighborhood architects … More

Building Adds Unique Feature To Franklin Ave.

Sitting at the corner of Franklin and 23rd lies an eclectic building shrouded in mystery and filled with history. Many don’t know how this building came into existence and the stories that are linked to it. I met with building owner, Steven Seitzer, and received a tour that left me amazed at its uniqueness and ingenuity.

Constructed in 1915 as the Agate Movie Theater, this building has remained a fixture on Franklin Ave … More