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by Konante
November 6th, 2012, 9:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239241

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Has anyone heard of another apartment building with an indoor dog run? I imagine Senor Magellan will manage this building pretty well (at least until he sells it to some retirement fund in a few years), but at the same time I hope this is not a new trend in amenities. If well maintained it can be a...
by Konante
October 31st, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239241

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

I also wonder how much demand these new projects will create. Right now, I think there's a slice of people who are renting outside of downtown because they are displeased with high-priced rents for dated units and would rather rent in another neighborhood of the city as a result (getting more ameni...
by Konante
October 31st, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239241

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

I believe that the downtown markets can absorb lots of apartments, but that merely my firsthand impression after looking this spring. I agree 100%. There is so little inventory across the board it's almost unbelievable. If you want anything even moderately high-end you're left choosing from less th...
by Konante
October 30th, 2012, 8:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

I personally don't have any problem with this building. I just meant that it's interesting early on when it starts to take shape, and it's interesting again when it nears completion, but in the middle there's not really much to say. Fair enough. My mistake. To what I said--beating a dead horse--I d...
by Konante
October 29th, 2012, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

Nothing significant has happened in the last couple weeks to comment on. There was plenty of discussion when it started. Now it's just sticks being nailed into more sticks. Yep. This building is going to be a real P.O.S. but I'm going to enjoy having a nearby whole foods and some activity on that c...
by Konante
October 24th, 2012, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35656

Re: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)

I saw a question about this project in another thread so I thought I'd mention it here. There is still a "for sale" sign on the building and Merit Printing is still operating. Something will eventually happen on this plot but all signs point to it not being the Velo proposal.
by Konante
October 24th, 2012, 8:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239241

Re: Magellan Apartment Tower - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

As requested in a PM from John here's another shot of the tower from Loring Park. I didn't do any rigorous measurements like I would normally do for a client to verify the scale, so this is just an educated guess. http://imageshack.us/a/img823/4384/loringviewb.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us Thanks...
by Konante
October 24th, 2012, 8:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Valspar Expansion
Replies: 29
Views: 6559

Re: Valspar Expansion

mullen wrote:this is great news. i'm happy to see our downtown based companies choosing to grow here.
Agreed. The positives of this announcement can't be understated. I'm assuming they will leave the exterior unchanged (I hope)?
by Konante
October 12th, 2012, 8:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 233
Views: 66636

Re: Downtown Hotel News

I don't have a subscription to Finance and Commerce, so I can't see the details, but here's an article about a planned boutique hotel in the former Nate's Clothing building in the Warehouse District: http://finance-commerce.com/2012/10/boutique-hotel-planned-for-nates-building/ Without seeing the d...
by Konante
October 11th, 2012, 2:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Place Lofts - (730 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 37
Views: 10375

Re: City Place Lofts - (730 Hennepin Avenue)

This project is moving forward, but now without the International Education Center (which is going to need to relocate): http://journalmpls.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/affordable-housing-coming-to-hennepin-avenue/ I don't know much about the IEC but hopefully whatever takes the ground-floor space in th...
by Konante
October 11th, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 174372

Re: Vikings Stadium

Didier wrote:It's basically Lucas Oil Field with a "modern" rather than warehouse exterior.
Yup. Plus, I can't think of many things worse than the covered plaza concept for a downtown location: can you say creepy, poorly-lit deadzone?
by Konante
October 10th, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 60996

Re: City Center

I don't mind the tower at all. If it was proposed/built today I'd be thoroughly disappointed, but plain and simple towers help the others stand out. Skylines need variety. City Center, on the other hand, is an abomination. It needs to be gutted, flipped inside out, and given the facelift of the cent...
by Konante
October 10th, 2012, 8:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 174372

Re: Vikings Stadium

Jfuss wrote:http://msfa.com/detail.cfm/page/msfaSit ... _KKPHQUES/

The public can now submit comments and questions about the stadium design to the MSFA. Check out the above link.
Cool, thank you. I sent some comments in this morning.
by Konante
October 8th, 2012, 9:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University Recreation & Wellness Center Expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 4692

Re: University Recreation & Wellness Center Expansion

Nick wrote:This looks good.
Agreed. I love the curved glass feature mixed with the brick columns that sit in front of the glass around the rest of that side.
by Konante
October 8th, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32344

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Even if it is a small factory, doesn't that help quell the worries that it was going to become a big industrial site for years and years? It's great that they are spending a lot of money to put a pretty factory on a park in a great new neighborhood. Also, could it be that this is for a trench/basem...
by Konante
October 8th, 2012, 8:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32344

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

I'm no ice cream production/spatial reasoning expert, but this building seems incredibly small for any sort of factory/ice cream parlor. I agree. I don't know enough to state with any modicum of certainty that the building is too small, but the foundation--in person and in these pictures--is surpri...
by Konante
October 4th, 2012, 4:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

I saw this phrase on 222's website and had to share it: "Minneapolis’ most sought after address[.]" LOL. I think I like this project more than many but a 6-story, stick-built apartment building ain't exactly generating oohs and aaahs.
by Konante
October 4th, 2012, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 7west – (1810 Washington Avenue South)
Replies: 72
Views: 15205

Re: 1810 Apartments – (1810 Washington Avenue South)

I suspect a name brand coffee shop would do just fine here and the failure of "Heavenly Daze Cafe" or whatever was because of the lack of name brand recognition and/or other reasons. I went to law school across the street from Heavenly Daze and the reason it failed was the hours: it was rarely open...
by Konante
September 18th, 2012, 9:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Dock Street Flats - (333 Washington Avenue North)
Replies: 144
Views: 39764

Re: Dock Street Apartments - (333 Washington Avenue North)

1200onthemall wrote:I heard over the weekend from my friensds on the NorthLoop board that ground breaking ceremonies are this week for this project.
Announced as set for 11 am tomorrow!

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