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by lorwest
October 10th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 29
Views: 2964

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

Aren’t both of the 8-story buildings on Lake Street north of Bde Maka Ska (The Lakes and u/c LakeHaus) both reinforced concrete?


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by lorwest
September 21st, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Seven Corners Gateway - Apartments & Hotel
Replies: 49
Views: 8568

Re: Seven Corners Gateway Site / Radisson Red

Design drawings from the April 10th HRA Meeting indicate it'll be a Courtyard by Marriott.

https://stpaul.legistar.com/View.ashx?M ... 75609DF10F
by lorwest
July 17th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Sears Redevelopment
Replies: 76
Views: 17685

Sears Redevelopment

Some other very small agencies in Golden Rule (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Architecture Board). Part of the Judicial branch is in Landmark Towers. Minnesota Housing Finance just relocated into the Treasure Island Center. I’d venture to guess that most state employees, like me, would prefer to s...
by lorwest
March 12th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schafer Richardson project - 217 North Chestnut
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Schafer Richardson project - 217 North Chestnut

Irvine Exchange

https://imgur.com/a/liCwuaW


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by lorwest
March 11th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Saint Paul - General Topics

SpringHill Suites

https://i.imgur.com/DomTn4r.jpg


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by lorwest
March 11th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

R7 Lofts at 7th Street & Robert

https://i.imgur.com/CbVlfFg.jpg


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by lorwest
March 6th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 166334

Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Wow, pretty surprising the Skyscape one is closing, it's consistently busy whenever I go there. This will be a big negative for the neighborhood. Although maybe not surprising considering the sign in the dairy section today: https://i.imgur.com/rgWVhAU.jpg?1 Oof, clearly an asset to the neighborhoo...
by lorwest
January 13th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 84
Views: 12235

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Tower crane went up in the last couple weeks at the approximate site of the future high-rise hotel at the Viking Lakes project in Eagan. I could make out a Kraus-Anderson trailer. Eagan permits don't seem to indicate a tower being constructed yet (wasn't even sure it was approved). Anyone know anyth...
by lorwest
September 29th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Has anyone heard if something is happening at 1177 West 7th Street? It's been a vacant lot for several years (Street View showed a house in 2007, but it was gone by the next pass in 2011). I saw a skid loader just about done tearing up the grass yesterday. This is between Tavial Grill and the strip...
by lorwest
September 24th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

The SpringHill Suites at 7th & Jackson is under construction. There are completed caissons that weren’t there on Thursday.


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by lorwest
September 17th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I meant conversion when I typed reno. Most of those were previously office buildings.
by lorwest
September 14th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Regarding downtown St. Paul new construction/conversion, here's what I've tracked since 2010: 1578 units completed 543 units under construction 311ish planned 2012: Lofts at Farmers Market - 260 E. 5th - new construction - 58 units 2013: The Penfield - 101 E. 10th - new - 254 units 2014: Pioneer End...
by lorwest
August 30th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

While I haven't seen any plans go through city commissions, nor a specific building permit, the Degree of Honor Building at 325 Cedar Street seems to have started a rumored conversion to residential. As far as I can tell, the remaining office tenants are gone, the skyway level offices have been gutt...
by lorwest
August 23rd, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Did we miss this proposed 185 room, 10 story SpringHill Suites near Wacouta Commons? http://www.startribune.com/new-hotel-to-be-built-in-downtown-st-paul/491048341/ https://goo.gl/maps/7td31f67RAS2 So will the buildings (e.g. Pomeroy's) facing E 7th will be demolished? All current buildings are sta...
by lorwest
August 23rd, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

https://finance-commerce.com/files/2018/08/Lofts-at-R7-base-rendering.jpg Luxury apartments coming to the old Urban Academy Charter School building on 7th and Robert downtown. Locked F&C: https://finance-commerce.com/2018/08/upscale-apartments-coming-to-vintage-st-paul-building/ Visible work starte...
by lorwest
August 20th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

On August 14th, the Capitol River Council included an informational item about another expansion to Regions Hospital, this time for a birth center. Phase 1 - 4 floors, Phase 2 - an additional 7 floor on top. https://www.capitolrivercouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Regions_Hospital_Birth_Center...
by lorwest
May 31st, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Potential Snow Kreilich rehab/expansion of mid-century building on Raymond into 11 condos. Typical NIMBY comments.

https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/23/i ... usinesses/
by lorwest
May 26th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Oaks Union Depot - 244 4th Street E
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

Re: 244 4th Street E

Agree that this building fits very well. In my opinion, this one avoids most of the pitfalls of faux-historicism and looks like the right kind of modern for the context.
by lorwest
April 10th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 219
Views: 34486

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

jtoemke wrote:
April 10th, 2018, 7:17 am
Maybe this is a weird thought but I feel like as far as parking garages go, the one being torn down is one of the most attractive we have downtown.
Not weird, I agree.
by lorwest
April 9th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 248562

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

StarTribune indicates that ESG didn’t design this iteration. It’s Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart out of Atlanta. I think it’s a downgrade for sure.


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