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by beige_box
June 28th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 44
Views: 7321

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

It’s great that the developer is willing to build low income housing, not just affordable housing. There's not necessarily any difference. Federally, HUD defines low-income as earning 80% or below area median income (AMI). For the Twin Cities, that's $71,900 for a family of four: https://www.huduse...
by beige_box
August 22nd, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 131678

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Here are the CotW thingies with renderings: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-203282.pdf http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-203283.pdf I am curious why the 510 W Lake development doesn't extend the entire bloc...
by beige_box
July 7th, 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 159198

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

MNdible wrote:
July 7th, 2017, 10:37 am
There was an article in F&C that noted that it was the increase in North Loop rental rates that finally made the financing on the renovation possible.
Hooray!
by beige_box
July 2nd, 2017, 10:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 96788

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

But most in their 20's aren't ready to settle down, and I think that is the target market these type of buildings focus on. Hi, actually, the median income for people in their 20s is in the lower $20,000s, i.e., most people in that age bracket would literally have to spend 100% of their income to a...
by beige_box
May 19th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122441

Re: Southside - General Topics

Does the city have a history of renting small properties? Who would act as the property management? I like the idea, I'm just curious. Check out the Public Housing Authority's website: http://mphaonline.org/housing/programs/high-rise-buildings/ They definitely manage some smaller buildings, like Sn...
by beige_box
March 10th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20271

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Ill just preface this by noting that I'm out of my depth here. But how does the example of Hamline Station count as a win because it's accessible, and yet this doesn't? This is on the 11,17 and 18 lines, and 2 blocks from the 2. That means it is on 3 of the 12 high frequency routes, plus a non-high...
by beige_box
March 10th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20271

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

[...] we've implemented regulations that make housing more expensive so that we don't upset existing residents. I'm not sure I want those people seizing the means of production if we don't simultaneously take away their power to directly impact what happens on every lot on their block that they don...
by beige_box
March 9th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20271

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

actual market-oriented urbanists who think critically about the political, regulatory, cost, and industry structures at play yet still advocate for market-infill in places that aren't polluted arterials or in freeway armpits - you might find a shred of morality in some of us I recognize that market...
by beige_box
March 9th, 2017, 7:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20271

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Dude, most of us want the entire city upzoned and mixed income housing. So if you want to live in a SFH dominant are like Linden Hills, you potentially could. This thread will go real off topic real fast if you bring this stuff up again. Please stop. Dude, I was only defending a project you and I p...
by beige_box
March 9th, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20271

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Good affordable housing? Next to the busiest stretch of freeway in Minnesota? Not a brilliant idea Unfortunately, under our current land use regime, affordable housing will tend to cluster around more polluted areas. That's what oh-so-progressive free market urbanists mean when they talk about "nat...
by beige_box
March 3rd, 2017, 2:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20271

Re: 1500 Nicollet Half Block

I like it. Anyone know if any of the units will be marked as affordable? From the thing: "The building is anticipated to include 184 dwelling units with 100 percent of units for tenants earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income. The unit mix of 30% 1-Bed, 50% 2-Bed, and 20% 3-Bed is ...
by beige_box
March 2nd, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 277
Views: 56576

Re: Northside - General Topics

I absolutely agree that the history of redlining and exclusion needs to be part of any historic district here. It's a significant piece of North Minneapolis history. As though the forces of exclusion are over and done with? Maybe we shouldn't officially enshrine the socioeconomic processes that Nor...
by beige_box
January 12th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14703

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Often, the fee structure for an architecture firm is very much "at risk" and predicated on two things: 1. Entitlement (municipal approval) 2. Building Permit To Grant's point, if you want to nonchalantly put aside the effort put forth by architects then that's fine but please understand that there ...
by beige_box
January 11th, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14703

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Wow, every time I open one of these files I'm blown away by how much effort and detail goes into each and every proposal. I can see developers and designers getting incredibly frustrated by NIMBYs after putting in all that work, only to get a response like "it'll block my view". Designers are getti...
by beige_box
September 21st, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Plant Redevelopment [archive - locked]
Replies: 124
Views: 31529

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment

Wow there are so many this is so fun
by beige_box
September 3rd, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Square - 20, 100, 111 Washington Avenue S
Replies: 93
Views: 10373

Re: Washington Square buildings (20, 100, 111 Washington Ave S)

What I REALLY want to know is whether or not coffee is an art form.
by beige_box
September 3rd, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Square - 20, 100, 111 Washington Avenue S
Replies: 93
Views: 10373

Re: Washington Square buildings (20, 100, 111 Washington Ave S)

Prioritizing the cosmetic features of something as essential to human life as the very structures that separate us from the elements will always be an act of decadence, and nothing more. If you would like to contemplate the sublime mysteries of abstract objects, do so in its proper context – where i...
by beige_box
September 1st, 2016, 11:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 96788

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (Superior Plating site)

Luxurious finishes and amenities throughout, they are geared toward those that recognize coffee is an art form, the importance of never wasting a summer day, and that live-work-play is more than just a catchphrase.
by beige_box
August 25th, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 118
Views: 23807

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

Especially as a neighborhood changer. What do you mean by that? In any case, I don't think any of these massive, full-block developments, built to superficially resemble 18th/19th-century European-style development, will ever be considered an architectural success over the long term. The way they t...
by beige_box
August 11th, 2016, 4:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 18 West 15th Street - CPM development
Replies: 45
Views: 6305

Re: 18 W 15th St

Lol'd at how they call these "junior 1 bedrooms" in the project description.

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