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by rhettcarlson
May 31st, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19071

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

We saw this coming, but here it is in the business journal. Super disappointing. We got two towers in the 70/80s, three (edit: four) towers in the 2010s, will the HPC be reset in 30 years to allow another round? Tower proposal near St. Anthony Main gets a 24-story haircut https://www.bizjournals.com...
by rhettcarlson
May 9th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1664
Views: 265426

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I've heard that JR Hospitality and Hawkeye Hotels plan to break ground on at least one of the hotels this summer.
by rhettcarlson
April 30th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 873
Views: 131524

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

Alatus' original financial partner has split from the deal, but it sounds like there is still momentum to get this off the ground... Alatus Director of Development Chris Osmundson said the December event got so many reservations that Alatus decided it could leverage the interest to get a better fina...
by rhettcarlson
March 22nd, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 62
Views: 9736

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

If I remember the renderings correctly you're right, there is a small portion next to the alley that is a single story. But all of the new retail square footage is along 8th under the tower. 3-4 walkup units on Park as shown in the plans must be staying.
by rhettcarlson
March 22nd, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 62
Views: 9736

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Kraus Anderson presented an update to the Elliot Park neighborhood last night. Nine residential units formerly at ground level on the 8th and Park side have been replaced with about 5,800 sf of retail space, bringing the total unit count down to 341. The retail space is designed so that it can be br...
by rhettcarlson
February 28th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 149293

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Anyone heard of "Breakfast Bar" going in at the old Byte space at 319 First Avenue N.? I saw they blocked the windows today... I heard that they plan to be a 24-hour diner and are close to finished with construction. The folks behind it were also looking in downtown St. Paul, but I suspect that wil...
by rhettcarlson
February 27th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19071

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

I really hope 5 over 1s are not a thing in the next development cycle, but I have a feeling they are here to stay. Land this close in would probably be 7+ stories PT concrete in Seattle or Denver. Maybe we should just feel lucky that we are getting underground parking and not Texas donut style devel...
by rhettcarlson
February 25th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13577

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Initial marketing is online for this project -- 'Second & Second' -- https://secondandsecond.com

It's mostly to get ahead of the retail leasing. Being advertised are spaces 1,000-14,000 square feet.

Here is the brochure.
by rhettcarlson
January 23rd, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 131677

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

I was hoping this was for Ackerberg's Calhoun Square site when I first saw the image. If there is any place in Uptown that would get 10 stories and concrete, I thought it would be there. Hope this new developer can pull it off as it would really up the ante for future dev... and I hope Ackerberg isn...
by rhettcarlson
January 8th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 131677

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

I think it's been said here before, but Uptown is in the midst of transforming from destination retail to urban neighborhood retail. I'd like to see Uptown retain its high-end stores, but the days of businesses relying on easy parking to lure people from the suburbs for a unique "urban" retail exper...
by rhettcarlson
December 6th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 82
Views: 11104

Re: Edina – General Topics

Proposed rezoning for the office buildings at 7505 Metro Blvd for residential. Hempel is proposing bringing up to 606 units to this site, with three new buildings and redevelopment of the existing identical office buildings. https://www.edinamn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5719/View-Schematics-for-this-P...
by rhettcarlson
November 30th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 525
Views: 53740

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Assuming this gets knocked down, I wonder what can realistically go in its place. It's not a huge lot, and you definitely would need to rebuild to modern standards. Maybe another Modi? http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/2018/11/cracking-franklin-aldrich-apartments-under-renovation/ This article's...
by rhettcarlson
October 16th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122441

Re: Southside - General Topics

Great, thanks.
by rhettcarlson
October 16th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 80 Broadway St. NE
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: 80 Broadway St. NE

nBode wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 12:15 pm
grant1simons2 wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 10:42 am
https://www.juliampls.com/
click the Google Maps link at the bottom of the page for a fun surprise
Should be getting 2018 imagery soon! I saw a car out driving around last week.
by rhettcarlson
October 15th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122441

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anyone know what is going in on the northwest corner of 35th & Grand? It appears there is a foundation being poured. Fourplex?
by rhettcarlson
September 18th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 57
Views: 7823

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

Not sure I get the obsession with "holding the corner" here. https://ottawa.ca/sites/default/files/migrated/images/con022064_123463675.jpg Building height to street width ratio is part of it. Hennepin and Washington are the two main downtown arterials and ratio should be more like 1:1 (or higher) r...
by rhettcarlson
September 14th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 136
Views: 16122

Re: North Loop Development (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N

Maybe I'm crazy (and I'm certainly less qualified that some of you), but this looks like a major improvement to me, with the massing of each half being much more congruous with the historical references. At an angle or at a distance, they look good and like separate buildings. Agreed here - I like ...
by rhettcarlson
September 13th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 512
Views: 101735

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

How many conversions have happened in the last 5 years? Has the downtown St Paul population doubled yet? There's been some conversation on Twitter about this. Looks like we were at 8,100 residents downtown in 2014, I'd like to think we are over 10,000 by now. As for conversions, the Strib article n...
by rhettcarlson
September 13th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 57
Views: 7823

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

Yeah, still not a fan of how it doesn't hold the corner of that massive intersection. Otherwise great stuff, density and retail!
by rhettcarlson
August 23rd, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 21
Views: 3901

Re: 501 7th St S

Funny, they didn't even name the packet correctly... What other St. Paul project is DJR working on?

I guess I don't mind them taking cues from Sexton on the design, I like the brick!

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