Tag Archives: Jasnoch Construction

Monster Games buys the Jasnoch Construction building

Monster Games HQ at 2015 Jefferson Road, Northfield Monster Games HQ at 2015 Jefferson Road, Northfield Monster Games HQ at 2015 Jefferson Road, Northfield
Rich Garcia, Monster Games; photo courtesy of Carleton College student Sung Hyo KimOne of downtown Northfield’s largest employers, Monster Games, has purchased Jasnoch Construction‘s gorgeous headquarters at 2015 Jefferson Road, just behind Heritage Dental Care

Monster Games currently occupies the upper floor of the Medical Arts Building on Division St. above KYMN‘s studios.

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Jasnoch Construction has moved their offices to their adjacent shop.  The Jasnoch website is currently down but you can view a May 2009 snapshot of it on the Internet Wayback Machine.

Jasnoch Construction shop at 1401 Heritage Drive Jasnoch Construction moving Jasnoch Construction

NHS gets a proper table for its board of directors

Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table Northfield Historical Society board of directors table
Just in time for tonight’s open house, the Northfield Historical Society has installed a large table for its board of directors in its new 2nd floor office/meeting room.

Hayes Scriven told me that Gene Jasnoch of Jasnoch Construction donated the wood (red elm and walnut) and that he and his father-in-law, Steve Wille of Nerstrand Custom Cabinets, built it in their spare time.

The inlaid squares on the four corners are stone, taken from the walls of the Scriver Building.

Video: The landscaping around the new Heritage Apartments development

[I’m going to be doing more experimentation with video here on LoGroNo so brace yourselves—it’s not likely to be pretty. You’ll notice a major audio goof in the first 10 seconds of this one: I say “Heritage Construction” instead of “Jasnoch Construction.”]

In an April blog post, I wrote about the new luxury apartment building that Jasnoch Construction was putting up on the southern edge of Northfield. They’re doing some significant landscaping for the project. Here’s a 2.5 minute tour.

Yes, development is still happening in Northfield; and this one is different

Heritage Apartments

Heritage Apartments I blogged last fall that Jasnoch Construction had started grading for an apartment building in the big empty lot across Jefferson Road between Heritage Drive and Honey Locust Drive, adjacent to their Hidden Valley Apartments. The walls started going up this week. I took the photo looking southwest, with Northfield Target, First National Bank Northfield South, and Community Resource Bank in the background.

Update 4/6: I’ve added the photo on the right, as a new sign was put up that says “Heritage Aparments” with an opening scheduled for fall, 2009. It also says that these are luxury apartments, and that the building will include underground parking and an elevator.

Then-planning commissioner, now-Councilor Betsey Buckheit wrote in a comment on that blog post:

This development could be called the first one developed under the still not quite adopted Comp Plan (Public hearing at the Planning Commission Tuesday – almost there!). The Jasnochs should get a round of applause for agreeing to work with the new plan even though it isn’t yet the law of the city.

Under the new form-based, mixed use principles of the new plan, parking is distributed in smaller lots, apartment entrances face the street rather than parking, and the entire site is envisioned as mixed use with commercial as well as residential development. I’d like to see this succeed. The Planning Commission struggled mightily trying to arrive at a definition of “mixed use” under the old comp plan back in 2002 or 2003 and failed. The new Comp Plan and supporting regulations are much clearer about how to do this.

As Sean points out, apartment living is more efficient. Thinking slightly larger but still compactly, by providing housing and a small commercial center around the Heritage/Jefferson Road intersection, Northfield could create another walkable area for the folks in the surrounding apartments and the single family homes up behind Target.