We visited the site that our designs will be on today, and it's prime real estate. It is currently a parking lot on the corner of 6th Ave SE and Main St. in Minneapolis (St. Anthony Main area). It's across from the entrance to the Stone Arch Bridge at Hennepin Island park, with perfect views of the Mississippi and downtown.
Here's the Google image:
There are plans to develop this lot, and restore/renovate the Pillsbury A Mill (adjacent to the site) into mixed-use and luxury condos and apartments, but from what I know there isn't an emphasis on making the apartments sustainable. I'm currently researching some other sustainable apartment complexes that have gone up in the past few years. Some good sites I've found are inhabitat.com and treehugger.com
I will post pictures and information of some that I find particularly helpful and informative in my design process.