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by matthew5080
February 11th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rochester Transit Line
Replies: 13
Views: 2037

Re: Rochester Transit Line

The DMC Board approved Graham Park and the Mayo Clinic West Parking Lot near Cascade Lake as the locations for their "Transit Villages". More than park-and-rides, which provide transit service only during peak commuter periods, the mobility hubs are being designed to be what DMC leaders call “transi...
by matthew5080
February 11th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Civic on First - Rochester
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Civic on First - Rochester

EKN won final approval for its plan to build an 8-story Hyatt House hotel on the north end of downtown. The building was originally proposed as 12 stories, but has been losing floor count with each new presentation. Either way it is a much needed addition to that area. Ground breaking should be happ...
by matthew5080
February 8th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 5788

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

The Bloom saga continues. In a letter to city staff, Bloom claims they felt "blindsided" by the new hotel being built atop the Gonda Building and weren't sure if Rochester could support two luxury hotels of that size. However, they want to go forward with the project and say they are willing to comp...
by matthew5080
January 29th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

North Rock Real Estate, who's also proposing the 6 story apartment project along 1st Avenue, is proposing a 6 story, 109 room Marriott at the intersection of Second Street and Sixth Avenue SW. The lot in the NW corner of the intersection is currently vacant. https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews....
by matthew5080
January 16th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

The city of Rochester has sent out a second RFP to build above the new ramp being built behind the Titan/Harbor Bay Hilton Hotel. This time the city is asking for proposals where at least half of the units be affordable. It sounds like several developers are interested in this RFP, Last month, Assis...
by matthew5080
September 18th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 5788

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

The Bloom towers won over final approval last night from the city council. The south tower is expected to see construction this coming spring with the taller north tower to break ground 18 months later. The south tower is now 20 stories instead of 21 and the city is still working on selling the land...
by matthew5080
September 18th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

How exciting! I wish they could've added an additional 10 feet to get the Gonda Building to 500 feet tall though :lol:
by matthew5080
September 7th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

New micro-apartment project in the works for downtown. Micro-apartments may be on the way for a high-profile street corner in downtown Rochester. North Rock Real Estate is proposing a 50-unit apartment complex for the former Creative Salon site, located at 324 1st Avenue Southwest. Initial plans cal...
by matthew5080
July 31st, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 5788

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

The final development plan goes before Planning and Zoning on August 22nd and City Council October 17th. The south tower is to reach 255' and the north tower will be at 370'. Combined, the two phases will reach 883,829 sq ft. 26,800 will be for restaurant space and 9,553 for retail. The south tower ...
by matthew5080
July 25th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: The Hilton Rochester (former Broadway at Center project)
Replies: 68
Views: 14212

Re: The Hilton Rochester (former Broadway at Center project)

Pittsburgh Blue steakhouse is set to open in the new Hilton downtown. "Not only will Pittsburgh Blue in Rochester be the first out-of-town location for this concept, it will also be the city of Rochester's first true steakhouse and a premier private dining and meeting venue," Phil Roberts, Parasole ...
by matthew5080
July 3rd, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 52
Replies: 150
Views: 21276

Re: U.S. Highway 52

After the idea was struck down during the initial planning process, the DMC board wants to know more about the financial feasibility of building a deck over Highway 52. The board approved a feasibility study regarding the deck at their meeting Thursday after a report on the future of transit from R...
by matthew5080
June 28th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

Update from the DMC board meeting today.
by matthew5080
June 18th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

The DMC website has posted renderings for the Wells Fargo renovation. It looks substantially better than before. https://78.media.tumblr.com/5aee1f1c3513abe494426d4aff465f03/tumblr_paj0cvJZKi1vha8jgo1_1280.jpg https://78.media.tumblr.com/2161d02fce3cd1748eeb6dc18398133b/tumblr_paj0cvJZKi1vha8jgo2_12...
by matthew5080
June 14th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

Some news regarding the renovations of the Wells Fargo building downtown. Ryan Companies, which purchased the building earlier this year, is planning a $26.5 million renovation of the space. The updates will include a transparent glass replacement of the facade, plus a glass addition to the lobby th...
by matthew5080
March 29th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

Bob Hauser and CRW are proposing a four-story, 26 unit apartment development along 2nd Street. The building would be directly to the west of where Tyrol is. 12 studio units, 14 one bed room units, and 11 parking stalls in the underground parking garage. https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a38ffe3844d7745c7...
by matthew5080
March 28th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 506
Views: 60243

Re: Rochester

The start of construction was just announced by Titan and Opus for their Urban on First project in downtown. They expect to finish in August of 2019.

https://www.opus-group.com/News/Opus-an ... -Rochester
by matthew5080
March 22nd, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Civic on First - Rochester
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Civic on First - Rochester

I think it will be easier to have all of the EKN Development projects under one thread. There are several updates regarding the Holiday Inn and St. Mary's hotel. Holiday Inn: The EKN Development Group announced Wednesday that it is buying the 173-room Holiday Inn hotel at 220 South Broadway. Once th...
by matthew5080
March 7th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 5788

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

Bloom is expected to ask for $20 million in TIF assistance.

https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2 ... evelopment
by matthew5080
February 15th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Alatus Project - Rochester
Replies: 32
Views: 5133

Re: Alatus Project - Rochester

Some news from the PostBulletin "Financing has been completed and closed as of Feb. 13. The whole project is financed," said Chris Osmundson on Wednesday. "So we'll start with re-grading the existing lot. Excavation will start in the northwest part of the site." Osmundson expects crews from Weis Bui...

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