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East River Mews

825 Thornton Street Southeast

East River Mews, a site once considered a "fuel tank farm," is a 53-unit home ownership housing project located in Prospect Park. Petroleum products were processed and stored on the site from 1910 when the W.H. Barber Company began its operations until 1984 when Gopher Oil ceased its operations. The site is designated as a Superfund site and is undergoing cleanup according to a Response Action Plan approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Brighton Development Corporation purchased the five-acre triangular block from Union Oil of California and plans to build 38 townhouses and a 15-unit condominium building.


Brighton Development


$15,648,659 Sales proceeds


$450,000 Hennepin County Brownfields Loan


$1,103,734 DTED Pollution Cleanup Grant


$210,537 Metro Council Pollution Cleanup Grant

City Investment: 

$1,500,000 Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Total Development Cost: 


Number of Units: 


Unit Configuration: 

29 two-bedroom, 24 three-bedroom

Number of Affordable Units: 


Construction Began: 

September 2002

Expected Completion Date: 

December 2004

For More Information:

Marketing - SR Hoffman Associates, Shel Hoffman, (612) 623-1199

Brighton Development (612) 332-5664

Information subject to change.

January 2003

Last updated Oct 28, 2011