Project Details

Client: Yellow Tree Construction
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Services: Building Demolition, Earth Retention, Excavation, Site Utilities


In the Fall of 2020, Bolander was awarded the Yellow Tree project, The Abbey, consisting of building demolition, excavation, and underground utilities in preparation for a new apartment building.

This project began with the separation and demolition of an addition to the original H. Alden Smith mansion in the Loring Park neighborhood in Minneapolis.

Given the mansion’s status on the National Register of Historic Places, the building separation required the highest level of protection and attention to quality. Much to the delight of our client, our talented demolition crew members executed this surgical building separation without incident.

After demolition was complete, Bolander began the task of excavating for the new apartment building foundation. Early on in the excavation phase, Bolander crews discovered a great deal of unforeseen buried building elements as well as contaminated soils. The contaminated and debris laden soils required landfill disposal.

The underground utility scope of this project consisted of a water main service, sanitary sewer service and storm sewer work. This work included three street connections.

The Abbey was a challenging project that folded together several of the services in which Bolander provides. This was yet another prime example displaying how Bolander overcomes project obstacles by working together.