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Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

Postby Aville_37 » November 23rd, 2013, 10:28 pm

Just checking in to see if there are any updates?

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Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

Postby Azel » March 4th, 2014, 4:14 pm

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/p ... l?page=all Keep an eye on agendas.... According to the Biz Journal on Feb. 21: Over the next two years, Sherman expects other developers will step forward with plans for almost all of the surface parking lots in the Downtown East area.
“I’m not even sure which blocks aren’t committed — maybe one or so,” Sherman said.
“What’s being discussed right now is primarily housing, with some first-floor retail, perhaps restaurants or convenience retail,” Sherman said. “You’ll probably see about 1,000 units to 1,200 proposed in the next 12 to 15 months.”
Sherman indicated his company’s projects will be announced gradually over the next few months.

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Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

Postby min-chi-cbus » March 4th, 2014, 9:59 pm

That's a bold prediction, unless Sherman himself is planning on building 1,000 to 1,200 units. I have to say though that given the # of existing surface lots, 1,000-1,200 units actually seems like a low number for infill, especially considering that as the # of available lots starts to seriously dwindle land values will increase and development may need to be more intense to justify the expense.

Great find though!

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Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

Postby Nathan » March 4th, 2014, 11:58 pm

if you're not counting Elliot park or mill city... there really aren't that many more lots in dte once the Ryan project and wilf lots and Sherman lots are spoken for.

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Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

Postby min-chi-cbus » March 5th, 2014, 8:55 am

Why wouldn't we count the Mills District? I always assumed DTE to be the area literally east of the core of downtown, even including Elliot Park, but I can see your point to exclude that n'hood now.

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Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

Postby Nathan » March 5th, 2014, 10:15 am

just because it's the only part of dte that isn't it's own self defined neighborhood. I feel like it's a bit of a separate entity with the most potential to be an extension of the cbd and have residential

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Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

Postby nickmgray » March 5th, 2014, 11:59 am

The official outline of downtown East can be seen on Google Maps. Technically the only surface lots remaining are those scattered along Washington Ave - roughly three full city blocks.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Downt ... 2c050c2533

That still leaves nearly ten full blocks of surface parking in the Elliot Park neighborhood open for development.

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Thresher Square

Postby sanguinic » June 19th, 2014, 8:44 pm

A new mixed-use project from developer George Sherman, featuring apartments (filling a current parking lot and replacing a now-empty two story building) and a remake of the historic Thresher Square building into a hotel, with skyway connections (and prominent street-level access to the skyway) to the Downtown East developments.

http://www.startribune.com/housing/263918271.html

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby Anondson » June 19th, 2014, 8:56 pm

Niiiiice. Turning Thresher into a hotel, genius.

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby mattaudio » June 19th, 2014, 8:57 pm

This looks like a good project. More strib stadium love though.

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby uptowncarag » June 19th, 2014, 9:07 pm

Talk about a building boom. This is getting ridiculous in a good way.

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby Anondson » June 19th, 2014, 9:13 pm

I would like that the height on the 3rd side was equal to the Thresher. But whatever.

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby Avian » June 19th, 2014, 9:30 pm

Image

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
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Re: Thresher Square

Postby Anondson » June 19th, 2014, 9:39 pm

Exactly.

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby FISHMANPET » June 19th, 2014, 9:42 pm

Avian wrote:Image
I don't get it, this is just the picture from the article, right?

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby jennifat » June 19th, 2014, 9:45 pm

I feel like we're becoming so accustomed to mediocre (or even just downright poor) architectural design that nobody even cares that the apartments portion of this development is shamefully unimpressive.

In any case, I'm enthralled this lot could finally see some actual development, even if it's another stinker. I used to work just a block away from here, and the immediate environment really is the most awful in all of downtown. Glad to see more residents and retail coming to what used to be a parking lot black hole of sadness.

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby Nick » June 19th, 2014, 9:49 pm

That's pretty aggressively mediocre.

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby MSPumpkins » June 19th, 2014, 9:50 pm

Thanks Avian! I think its nice having the rendering in the thread itself sometimes, that way you don't always need to click on the link. Also in a lot of the threads that are multiple pages long, I like being able to just click on the first page and see the rendering or whatever. This is awesome though. It's really gonna help the Mill District and Downtown East come together. Great spot for a hotel too.

Edit: Also they're not planning on starting construction for at least another 8 months. I don't think we need to get too worried yet about a preliminary rendering that was put together in what looks like SketchUp Pro.
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Re: Thresher Square

Postby Anondson » June 19th, 2014, 10:00 pm

Nick wrote:That's pretty aggressively mediocre.
Maybe this answers the question, "what does affordable luxury look like?"

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Re: Thresher Square

Postby fehler » June 19th, 2014, 10:09 pm

Isn't there a larger change in elevation going from third to Washington? That skyway will be on the fourth floor on the north end.


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