Developed in 2007, the Caribou Coffee building sits on the gateway intersection to the spectacular recreation areas of Lake Nokomis and the Minnehaha Falls Parkway.
The building was formerly a shuttered gas station and mechanical garage. The property had significant contamination issues, which required lengthy mitigation with the state pollution control agency. To add to its complications the building fell within an intensive FEMA flood zone, with newly stringent regulations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Facing these challenges, Urban Anthology worked closely with Caribou Coffee Company to construct the first drive through coffee shop in the City of Minneapolis.