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by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 8:45 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Crocus New Hill
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Crocus New Hill

Wall Companies purchased the former Amherst Wilder building located in Crocus Hill last October. The building is being demolished to make way for new single family homes. Prices will range from 800k to over a million. Last I heard only one or two of the plats are still available. http://www.crocusne...
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Cossetta's Alimentari
Replies: 36
Views: 8631

Re: Cossetta's Alimentari

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cossetta's by TBoard, on Flickr
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 8:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Pedro Park
Replies: 33
Views: 9022

Re: Pedro Park

It's going to all come down to money. I'd really prefer the full block. I just think the Union Gospel's Day care center building is going to look out of place. But who knows. I'm real impressed with the concepts presented so far.
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 8:23 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Victoria Park (W 7th & Otto)
Replies: 42
Views: 12394

Re: Victoria Park (W 7th & Otto)

The project is all privately financed and will be market rate rentals. Here is a site plan. Phase 1 is the two buildings on the left. Phase 2 the one on the right. Councilmember Thune is apparently supportive of the 5-story building. But Stonebridge has said that piece probably won't start till two ...
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 4:15 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Pedro Park
Replies: 33
Views: 9022

Re: Pedro Park

Here are some various concept plans. http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8136/conceptfullblocka.png http://imageshack.us/a/img844/6011/fullblockschemeb.png http://imageshack.us/a/img7/9553/halfblockschemea.png http://imageshack.us/a/img6/6317/halfblockschemeb.png http://imageshack.us/a/img211/9828/pedr...
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Victoria Park (W 7th & Otto)
Replies: 42
Views: 12394

Re: Victoria Park (W 7th & Otto)

Stonebridge Development plans to soon break ground on two new 3 story townhome style apartments in the Victoria Park neighborhood along West 7th Street in St. Paul. It will total 215 units in phase 1. BKV is the architect. Phase 2 will be a 182 unit 5 story building. That building is meeting some ne...
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 4:04 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: West Side Flats - (84 Wabasha Street South)
Replies: 55
Views: 17275

Re: West Side Flats

http://www.sherman-associates.com/news/2012/11/sherman-associates-closes-on-west-side-flats-in-st-paul-after-8-years "Sherman Associates closed on financing for a 178 unit multifamily development named West Side Flats the week of November 19th. Construction will commence immediately with initial oc...
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12326

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Minneapolis will certinaly dominate the baords, but when I posted that 2124 Grand and East River Apartments (2318 Marshall) were under construction, they didn't elicit one response. So it's kinda like what's the point. And when major news breaks like involving the DEED grant money for the Saints bal...
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 12:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12326

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Three apartment projects are underway (Penfield, 2124 Grand, 2318 Marshall). Phase 1 of Victoria Park apartments is about to break ground. Nearby a beautiful new school (Nova Classical) just finished. West Side Flats should be starting in December. Sherman Assoc. just put up an advertising billboard...
by spectre000
November 29th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12326

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Is it me, or is finding information on St. Paul development nearly impossible and unnecessarily difficult? I don’t feel that way. You just have to know how to find the information. You can subscribe to the City Council, HRA, CTIB, Planning Commission meeting updates. District Councils hold developm...
by spectre000
November 20th, 2012, 9:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183445

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Well it was a computer rendering so nothing really earth shattering. But pretty cool nonetheless. It was interesting to see such a major project being designed and rendered on a free software program. Kinda remarkable. Are you sure it wasn't Sketch Up Pro? The pay version? I was surprised how much ...
by spectre000
November 20th, 2012, 9:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183445

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

That seems right. A bit disappointing, but I am so glad the lot will be filled with something significant. I just hope it turns out attractive. How did the model look? Well it was a computer rendering so nothing really earth shattering. But pretty cool nonetheless. It was interesting to see such a ...
by spectre000
November 20th, 2012, 9:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183445

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Why does every article keep saying the first residential high rise in 30 years? Lauren Village is not 30 years old. Also, I wish we could get a new height on this. From what I calculate it should be around 300 feet. I am not really clear on whether it is 26 or 27 stories...or if it was originally 3...
by spectre000
November 17th, 2012, 10:36 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)
Replies: 45
Views: 9728

Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Construction has begun on this project. The two houses that occupied the area have been demolished and work is well underway.
by spectre000
November 13th, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Old IDS 2 Proposal from the Early 90s
Replies: 16
Views: 5371

Re: Old IDS 2 Proposal picture from early 90s..

Does anyone know where the IDS 2 was to be built (site)? Does anyone know the name for each of the other two proposals? Landmarks Group and local developer Norman Kerr were pitching the Ritz Hotel block next to the Hennepin Cty Library. The hotel was demolished in 1990 in anticipation of securing I...
by spectre000
November 12th, 2012, 5:29 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)
Replies: 158
Views: 33702

Re: The Penfield

Here's one from Nov 8th. And for those wondering, the steel and concrete your seeing is just for the parking portion of the building (three levels (underground, ground, and mezzanine). The residential portion will be wood framed. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8168089676_22518d81e0_z.jpg Penfiel...
by spectre000
November 12th, 2012, 4:43 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Old IDS 2 Proposal from the Early 90s
Replies: 16
Views: 5371

Re: Old IDS 2 Proposal picture from early 90s..

IDS cancelled its plans based on the soft commercial market at the time, around 1990. There were several major towers already in the works at that time. On top of the fact the vacancy rates were already pretty high (~20% IIRC). Such a shame, one of the proposals was as tall as 1,025 feet. I've seen ...
by spectre000
November 1st, 2012, 8:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238481

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

I want to shoot myself for even weighing in on this thread... 1368 LaSalle's architect is Loewenberg Architects. Loewenberg's president is also a founding partner of Magellan Group. The two work together on almost all their projects. I've never even heard BKV is working on this project. They could b...
by spectre000
October 23rd, 2012, 3:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288979

Re: Green Line (Central)

Random hypothetical question: It doesn't appear to be a problem yet, but say demand for housing along University really takes off once the trains start rolling, and we start to run into problems with the down-zoning St. Paul did along some of the line. Wouldn't the Met Council have grounds to take ...
by spectre000
October 23rd, 2012, 11:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238481

Re: Magellan Apartment Tower - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

As someone who has endured 3+ years of light rail work in downtown St. Paul and now with the Penfield started across the street from me, I can tell you it's very easy to get "construction fatigue". I'm as pro-development as they come. I love seeing new buildings go up, photographing them, all that. ...

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