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by sdho
November 16th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 118
Views: 17588

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

They're sure moving a lot of dirt. I've been at the coworking space 3 days this week and I've just been seeing dozens and dozens of side load dump trucks hauling dirt away.

Unclear if they're removing contaminated soil or they just want less dirt on the site.
by sdho
November 16th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

The material costs are similar but the labor costs for installation are usually wayyyy more. It takes like 3x as long as metal panel/Hardie/EFIS/etc. Takes more skill too. And the 30ft brick line is annoying - gotta throw in some steel angles. Which accounts for why we see brick the first two stori...
by sdho
November 16th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Over a decade since construction, I think the materials on Kensington Park still look great. Stucco panel, brick, and some metal accents. Townhomes are the same stucco panel and brick, with greater proportion of stucco.
by sdho
November 16th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

https://i.imgur.com/emptwN6.jpg Good density, but the materials scream $155 sf construction cost. Don't they all kinda look like that? At least everything in the 4-to-6-story-plus-underground-parking family The proposed corrugated metal got some negative reactions at the neighborhood meetings. Alth...
by sdho
November 15th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Rendering posted to the city website (http://www.richfieldmn.gov/departments/community-development/redevelopment): https://i.imgur.com/emptwN6.jpg I gather this view would be from the middle of 66th facing northeast from just west of Russell alignment. I think in real life the Fraser retaining wall ...
by sdho
November 15th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Cedar Ave Corridor - Richfield
Replies: 100
Views: 9052

Re: Cedar Ave Corridor - Richfield

Last I heard they were still negotiating with one or two houses on 16th, but they were prepared to just leave some of the townhomes unbuilt and workaround those who chose not to sell. Not sure of the construction timeline. Design looks nice, although that rendering above is playing some tricks. That...
by sdho
November 15th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Notice went out that approvals for the project will be at November 26th Planning Commission meeting. Kind of a zippy pace compared to what's been the norm for other projects.
by sdho
November 9th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 123
Views: 16758

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

So long, midcentury. Pretty sad. I like the design of the new building, and I'm glad to see more intensity coming to the block overall, but it sucks to lose this beautiful landmark on the street. Age is similar to most of the buildings that were destroyed for the downtown era urban renewal (about 6...
by sdho
November 9th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 7250 France Avenue - Edina
Replies: 39
Views: 3644

Re: 7250 France Avenue - Edina

Tabled until next month, with the main requests having the developer show what four stories would mean for the site, and demonstrate proof of parking if they got more parking-intensive uses in the retail. I watched (listened to in the background!) the whole public hearing. Some interesting takeaways...
by sdho
November 7th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 61
Views: 8598

Re: Edina – General Topics

Very disappointing about the anti-development candidate winning. From a Strib article that mentions the race (http://www.startribune.com/richfield-elects-the-first-latina-mayor-in-the-state/499864022/): "Several challengers, including Anderson, had argued that the city is growing too fast and that t...
by sdho
November 5th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Nice. Virtually all the parking underground is a great land use. So was that already zoned for multifamily? Or are Richfieldians natural, docile urbanists by nature? [emoji846] The entire "block" of 65th to 66th, Queen to Russell, is guided for high density residential, but only three of the six pr...
by sdho
November 3rd, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Two possible developments presented at Planning Commission-Council-HRA work session: The first was at 66th & Queen. Developer owns a large (0.5 acre) single family home parcel, and is considering an apartment project as small as just that parcel, or as large as 6 additional parcels + vacation of pa...
by sdho
November 3rd, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

I know during the Holidays Lunds used to hire police officers to direct traffic here because it would get so bad. I wonder if any underground parking would not be accessed from the west side of the building and the alley be used by residents to 64th? With that you have a light to enter onto Penn. I...
by sdho
November 1st, 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Was not a topic here. In general there is interest in improving Penn here, but it's not on current Hennepin CIP, and City isn't pursuing other funding that I am aware of right now. I agree that left turns at rush hour would be hard. Ideally, it would be nice if there were a roundabout at 64th that c...
by sdho
October 30th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Streets.mn board opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Streets.mn board opportunity

Hey forum users: The streets.mn board is "hiring"! And they'd really like to see a forum user or two on the board. I have been on the board for a two-year, 2017-2019 term, but will be ending in January. The board meets once monthly. We help set the direction of the organization, set budget, and have...
by sdho
October 26th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 118
Views: 17588

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

I was surprised to see something actually happening! I couldn't even pinpoint what was different when I went to work today. Trees! No trees. That's it.
by sdho
October 25th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 7250 France Avenue - Edina
Replies: 39
Views: 3644

Re: 7250 France Avenue - Edina

Nice. I hope the Council goes with your recommendation. That west side of France could use a little love. Since Aurora, the only new thing built has been that little strip retail thing at 70th. It's a big improvement over BP, but it's not nearly as substantial an improvement as this could be!
by sdho
October 24th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District - Edina
Replies: 96
Views: 11414

Re: Grandview District - Edina

The 17-story project that this was earlier this year was a good project. This is a shame, especially coming on the heels of things falling through in Pentagon just a couple of weeks ago. Losing 800 planned units of housing in two weeks is a lot, even by Edina standards.
by sdho
October 12th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

It is nice, but I'm not sure I'd prioritize preserving it over better building placement -- especially because, realistically, it will die far before the building is torn down. That Lunds is from 1968, and I doubt the tree preceded the store. Speaking of trees, I think it is nice that they seem comm...
by sdho
October 10th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20410

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

That building placement just seems very odd to me. You'd prefer the larger building go on NE corner? (Me too) Three defenses of putting it in the back come to mind: 1. The 1-story retail building is not shown in the rendering. This might make it a little less harsh 2. It will allow the residential ...

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