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by transplant
June 6th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 206
Views: 30587

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

HOA on the cheapest unit here is probably $800 to $1,100 per month. Property taxes are approaching $1,000 per month plus the mortgage. Unless you are coming with some major equity from a previous property then you probably need a pretty high salary to live here. People often forget the HOA dues on c...
by transplant
May 6th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122428

Re: Southside - General Topics

I am not sure how they are getting away with this (not elevator). I believe the code requires all levels to be accessible unless it is less than 30 occupants or some type of specialty space (i.e. maintenance/ mechanical). In Residential the occupant load for this building would be about 65 per floor...
by transplant
December 10th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 63
Views: 8556

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

My understanding is that they are planning a parking ramp there. This info comes from someone living in the condos at 212 and they have received some notifications explaining the intent. I don't believe any designs have been presented and have no idea how far along they are in the planning. The folk...
by transplant
September 14th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Cancelled)
Replies: 46
Views: 6820

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N

I really hope the city doesn't approve this in its current design. No retail or even commercial space on an entire block of Washington should be a no go.
by transplant
September 14th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 136
Views: 16116

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

hmmm. I like the layout and the interior circulation. Materials- eh I think the materials are just poor rendering quality. You can see that the "limestone bands" are actually just a white fill with 50% opacity over the brick kicked out by the render software. Just some sloppy photoshop work -the br...
by transplant
August 17th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 136
Views: 16116

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

The building code only allows brick to go up to 30' unsupported or up to 35' at a "gable" condition. Many people stretch the definition of a "gable" to get the whole building up to 35' (my numbers are not exact - it may be 33' or 34' but you get the point). However, there is an exception that basica...
by transplant
August 9th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 873
Views: 131182

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

Not likely - drawings and permits will take months for this. Permits alone will take 3-4 months probably.
by transplant
August 9th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 57
Views: 7778

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

^This and air conditioning. Air conditioning completely changed the way buildings were designed. All glass with no operable windows. Old buildings had to have operable windows and they would have fried in all glass so they had thick masonry walls. Many other factors of course but cars and air condit...
by transplant
August 1st, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 158985

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I think the big plan here was to build this ramp so that all of the Bassett Creek Office building tenants could get off of the surface lot and move into this ramp; thereby, allowing Schafer Richardson to develop the surface lot. I am guessing that this ramp will be mostly office workers from Bassett...
by transplant
July 12th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Cancelled)
Replies: 46
Views: 6820

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N

They would need to provide ADA access due to the extent of the renovation; however, I hope the city makes them do something commercial on the street level. We don't need another apartment gym facing Washington. Also, I was really hoping for something like a food hall in the lower portion with the la...
by transplant
June 15th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 32451

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

Don't get me wrong - I am glad Stanton built these and I recognize the value he has brought to the city. I happen to own a Stanton built unit built before the bust. However, I know these could have been built for the same price and value without being all the same and black. It am more lamenting the...
by transplant
June 14th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 32451

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

Maybe - but he used the same architect for all of those projects. I think they had a formula and didn't deviate from it. In any case, history will not judge this aesthetic kindly and it is too bad we have so much of it clustered in an otherwise very architecturally dynamic neighborhood.
by transplant
June 14th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 32451

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

All I can think of is that the Architect lacks imagination or agreed to do the projects at cutthroat fees which he could only do if he reused all the design and details from the Bridgewater. Either scenario is sad.
by transplant
June 14th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 32451

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

These couple of blocks of Stanton projects should be referred to as the black hole. With the composition of the two "towers" it should have been a no-brainer to treat them a little different. This is just oppressive. The tan brick looks like someone spilled some paint over the roof and it dripped do...
by transplant
May 23rd, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 107930

Re: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)

I know Opus is actively exploring ideas for the second half of the block. Might just be a quarter of it. Looking at office as an option. Things are very loose so no idea how it will flush out. The only certain thing is it is in the works.
by transplant
May 1st, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 873
Views: 131182

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

I didn't go into details but I am guessing that the drawings are currently at a schematic level which is typical for city approvals and once they get cleared of litigation they will fork over the significant amount of money required for full drawings for permit. The fees on a project this size are w...
by transplant
May 1st, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 873
Views: 131182

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

I have heard that they are hoping to have the litigation finished up shortly and then they will jump in to drawings. Looking for a construction start to be January/ February 2019. They are still very much eager to get going.
by transplant
April 20th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)
Replies: 36
Views: 3249

Re: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)

These are very small units - I am guessing they will not come with a parking space and it will be optional to rent one for an additional cost. When I worked in Miami Beach we did a lot of hotels and the city had a 375 SF MINIMUM hotel room size in their zoning code. The smallest units in this buildi...
by transplant
March 18th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1934
Views: 221549

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I have heard that the 18 condos is due to a few reasons. The city has a minimum height in the agreement of 30 stories so UP is adding a few floors of condos to get to that height. They are only doing 18 because the plan is for them to be exclusive and if you get too many then they are no longer excl...
by transplant
March 9th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 32621

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

I think the tower portion is targeting young professionals and not so much students. It is mostly one and two bedrooms with nicer finishes and a much higher price point. It also does not have lockable bedrooms. The low rise is definitely for students. From what I heard just last night the tower is a...

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