Chris Dall | Minneapolis Post

According to Minneapolis Downtown Council president Steve Cramer, LPM and Nic on Fifth represent a significant marker in reaching the city’s 2025 Plan, which set a goal of having 70,000 residents downtown by 2025.
According to Minneapolis Downtown Council president Steve Cramer, LPM and Nic on Fifth represent a significant marker in reaching the city’s 2025 Plan, which set a goal of having 70,000 residents downtown by 2025.

Matt Pelikan is no stranger to living in downtown Minneapolis. The 33-year-old attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi has lived in and around downtown for about a decade. On Sept. 1, he moved into the LPM Apartments, a new 36-story apartment building recently completed in the Loring Park neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis. He couldn’t be happier.

“I love being downtown, especially on the southern end,” says Pelikan. He walks to work every day. He likes being close to restaurants, grocery stores and other downtown amenities. “I’ve driven, honestly, 3 to 4 times in the last month,” he says.

At the other end of downtown, Susie and Chris Carlson, who own and operate Carlson Printing on Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis, are enjoying their new life at the 26-story Nic on Fifth at 465 Nicollet Avenue. They lived and raised a family in Bloomington for 30 years, then decided they were ready for downtown living.

Like Pelikan, Chris Carlson says the walkable nature of downtown played a role in the couple’s decision to move downtown, along with access to restaurants, light rail and bike paths. “We’re big walkers and bike riders,” he says. Read more