The Parkway off Central is one of Blaine’s first new apartment complexes in 20 years. The new building
has a strong focus on healthy living and community connections. It provides a strong case study example
of the potential for medium density suburban housing in the Twin Cities that adds to the range of housing
options, and offers opportunities for a healthy community and lifestyle. Within the context of the wider
Blaine community, The Parkway off Central complements single family home development in the city,
and provides residents interested in apartment living with the opportunity to take advantage of Blaine’s
high quality schools, parks, bike trails, and other recreational amenities.
The Parkway off Central leverages its acreage and park-like setting to create opportunities for residents to
connect with the outdoors and with neighbors. The landscape features a large rain garden with native
plantings, stormwater pond that attracts wildlife, woodland walking path, and community garden. In
addition, the Developer worked with the City to reduce excess parking in exchange for a community
green that can be used for games and picnics. Other unique amenities that foster community include a
clubroom, theater, fitness center, pool and outdoor lounge area, onsite bike share program, and gameroom
with foosball, darts and more.
This high quality multifamily option fills an important niche of class A housing within the north suburban
apartment market. Projects like this, with thoughtful outdoor common areas, provide a housing option for
single individuals, families, and empty-nesters alike. At The Parkway, residents can spend ample time
outdoors and enjoy the benefits of having a yard without the burden of maintaining their own large
garden, woodland, or pond.