The River Park Lofts building was built in 1905 as an office warehouse building. The attached firehouse building was built in 1921 and the firehouse was retired in 1971.
There are 119 condominiums, each having exposed concrete floors, exposed heavy timber ceilings, brick walls and HVAC duct work. Ceiling heights range from 11-18 ft and the atrium is 8-stories high.
There are spiral staircases from the 1st & 7th floors down to the mezzanine level. The North side facing units have either balconies or patios, while the 7th floor penthouse units have private roof top decks for sunny Summer days. Each unit also has one partially enclosed bedroom and bathroom and all have open rooms giving them a wide roomy feel. The main building is constructed of heavy timber and brick with cast iron columns in the lower three floors and basement. There are wood columns on the 4th floor up to the 7th floor and the old attached firehouse is of brick and timber construction.
The common areas include a roof-top deck with grill and patio furniture, a large community room with pool table, darts, flat screen TV, kitchen, exercise room, business center and restroom.
River Park Lofts is located in Downtown St. Paul, in the Lowertown neighborhood, across from Mears Park, and is connected to the skyway. It has easy access to both 35E and I-94 and is within walking distance to the city bus stop and in the near future it will also be within walking distance to the new Saint Paul Light Rail system.