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by Thorondor
June 5th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 21
Views: 4096

Re: Duluth - General Topics

That looks great! Should spur plenty of other private development as well.
by Thorondor
September 18th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

I agree. The key will be how well it transitions into the hotel portion.

Heard from an inside source that it's Italy and costs ~60k to store it there every year.
by Thorondor
September 18th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

I personally don't find it ugly at all, but it isn't quite what I was expecting. We only have the one initial rendering, so it's unclear exactly how it will look when built. Mayo has been storing the remaining needed marble in Italy, so I'm interested to see how they use that in this design. Some of...
by Thorondor
August 8th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

I understand that. It was never likely to happen. Looking forward to seeing the end result!
by Thorondor
August 8th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

Ideally, I would have wanted the Holiday Inn building torn down and replaced as part of the an even larger Bloom project. This is the next best option though and makes much more sense economically. It will completely change the street level ambience of the building. Hope they also improve the rest o...
by Thorondor
June 25th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

I believe Bloom Development is doing the river site, while Harbor Bay and Titan Development are doing the Michael's site. Do you know of any more details on the Virgil's site?
by Thorondor
March 20th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/ ... b89c2.html

The preliminary plan was approved unanimously by the city council last night.
by Thorondor
March 7th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

alatusllc wrote:
March 7th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Alatus = $10,500,000 / $125,000,000 = 8.4% (Closed); $20,000,000 / $180,000,000 = 11.1% (without firm construction pricing).
My mistake. Was just using the information in the medcitybeat article. Probably still worth it since the Bloom development offers significantly more to the public.
by Thorondor
March 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

I was also hoping for less than $20m, but it probably is worth it. This will be a massive improvement to the public space along the riverfront, and should serve to draw many more people to the area. Compared to the Alatus Development, this TIF is actually a lower percentage of the total development ...
by Thorondor
February 14th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

Thanks for the detailed info! Glad to hear they will be building the second phase soon as well instead of waiting a few years. I've wanted that parking ramp demolished for a long time, so I appreciate that being a priority. Now I'm just hoping the Michael's site redevelopment will also happen soon a...
by Thorondor
February 8th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Fergus Falls Kirkbride Building Impending Demolition
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Fergus Falls Kirkbride Building Impending Demolition

Agreed! Such a beautiful set of buildings.
by Thorondor
January 19th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

The AE7 website now has 3 new renderings for the development! http://ae7.com/project/bloom-rochester-development/ And here is the Med City Beat article: https://www.themedcitybeat.com/news-blog/2018/bloom-pushes-ahead-plans-for-waterfront-development The nearly 1 million square-foot complex would co...
by Thorondor
January 17th, 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

Can't find anything on the city website for it yet, but glad to hear this will mean a new tallest for Rochester! The renderings shown in the video are all outdated, so hopefully we'll get some new ones soon.
by Thorondor
September 21st, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

I'm quite impressed with the building overall. The constraints imposed by the rail line running through the property have forced them to come up with a more interesting design than just your typical box-shaped hotel. I agree the curb cut isn't ideal, but again, the rail line would make it difficult ...
by Thorondor
May 1st, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

60,000+ sq. ft. of retail is very impressive. This is very similar to what I was envisioning with three towers of slightly differing heights with the tallest in the middle. Hopefully Harbor Bay continues to have the finances to re-develop this entire site. Looks like there is also a portion of the d...
by Thorondor
April 7th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

That's a good point about the design change imbalancing the project. One thing I like about the new design is the removal of the connection over 3rd street SE with that green space moved to where the southernmost tower would have been. Now there is an uninterrupted view of the riverfront down the st...
by Thorondor
April 5th, 2017, 11:17 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: Bloom Capital Project - Rochester

This is the best image I could find. Looks like 22 and 26 story towers. Still impressive and glad to hear it's continuing to move closer to groundbreaking. https://s8.postimg.org/6vvo607qt/Screen_Shot_2017-04-05_at_1.16.08_PM.png http://krocam.com/bloom-finalizes-plan-for-downtown-rochester-project/
by Thorondor
March 23rd, 2017, 1:10 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

I'll be interested to see how much private investment there is this year--probably even more than 2016 with the Hilton (Broadway at Center) building going up. Now that the DMC projects can start moving forward into the construction phase, I'm looking forward to more renderings of the Heart of the Ci...
by Thorondor
December 16th, 2016, 12:11 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 63188

Re: Rochester

Thanks for all the insight go4guy! You make some excellent points. High quality materials is definitely a good point to emphasize, as it easily could look rather haphazardly thrown together if the parking floors don't blend well into the rest of the building. I'm not sure whether I want the Heart of...
by Thorondor
December 16th, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: The Hilton Rochester (former Broadway at Center project)
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

Re: The Broadway at Center - Rochester

From what I've heard, Titan's current Broadway at Center project grew out of their failed plans for Times Square. They took some of the same ideas, but scaled them down for the current site.

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