How feasible and likely is it that Hennepin County is able to consolidate the Juvenile Court buildings on 5th and Park? The land they're sitting on with the building and adjacent parking lot is now perfect for residential development overlooking The Commons.
Along with the Family Court building, the County could make back a lot of their investment in the Thrivent Building by selling a few under-utilized buildings and land downtown.
I could see them fitting the half-block nearer to The Commons. However, the larger building on the other half of the block housing Child Protection services I suspect would be more difficult to integrate. However, if they could perhaps the building could be repurposed and integrated into the development of the rest of the block?
I really hope the sell the Family Court building soon, it'll be great to see that developed along with the other half of the Opus block.