222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

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Re: 222

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Re: 222

Postby Tyler » June 29th, 2012, 10:28 am

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surprisingly difficult to find...
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Re: 222

Postby mnmike » June 29th, 2012, 11:31 am

That's the one I remember...it was hard to find, I couldn't. Anyway, there it is, so we can put that to rest:)

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Re: 222

Postby go4guy » June 29th, 2012, 11:38 am

Wasnt there a proposal with a 30 story condo tower with a 20 story next to it? Or was that the Power's site?

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Re: 222

Postby seanrichardryan » June 29th, 2012, 3:05 pm

sigh.... read back...
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: 222

Postby dumberGuy » July 9th, 2012, 5:09 pm

does anyone know whether this is stick-built or other? From what I can tell, the crew is keeping the lower half of the old Jaguar dealership intact and are building on it.

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Re: 222

Postby mulad » July 9th, 2012, 5:25 pm

I think they only retained the parking ramp where the cars were stored. The dealership's front office/sales area had been demolished when Google aerials were taken in April. If you're seeing something other than the ramp, it must be new.

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Re: 222

Postby Konante » July 10th, 2012, 7:56 am

mulad wrote:I think they only retained the parking ramp where the cars were stored. The dealership's front office/sales area had been demolished when Google aerials were taken in April. If you're seeing something other than the ramp, it must be new.
He's only referring to the ramp. Does anyone know if the top floors will be stick?

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Re: 222

Postby spectre000 » July 10th, 2012, 8:11 am

Konante wrote:
mulad wrote:I think they only retained the parking ramp where the cars were stored. The dealership's front office/sales area had been demolished when Google aerials were taken in April. If you're seeing something other than the ramp, it must be new.
He's only referring to the ramp. Does anyone know if the top floors will be stick?
99% likely it will be stick.

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Re: 222

Postby spectre000 » July 22nd, 2012, 3:06 pm

Still not much to see here. But the first floor should be fully formed in another month or two. Also saw concrete columns atop the parking ramp. I'm still thinking much of the housing will be stick built. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Re: 222

Postby Nathan » July 23rd, 2012, 9:05 am

Still Great to see things going on above ground! Thanks for the pic!

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Re: 222

Postby Didier » July 23rd, 2012, 10:18 am

Is the grocery story going to wrap around the parking lot or what?

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Re: 222

Postby Wedgeguy » July 26th, 2012, 8:23 am

Didier wrote:Is the grocery story going to wrap around the parking lot or what?


The grocery is going on the south side of the parking deck. with the grocery parking under the store itself. Basically where the old showroom and car lot was.

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Re: 222

Postby dumberGuy » July 31st, 2012, 4:51 pm

this one's going up really fast. I think both Whole Foods and the apartments will open well before the stated completion date of summer 2013.

Also (caveat: I'm a layperson), it seems that there are concrete pillars being erected on top of the first two stories. So maybe this won't be stick-built.

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Re: 222

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 31st, 2012, 6:43 pm

dumb Pollock question of the day: what's a "layperson"? I always thought it meant like "average Joe".

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Re: 222

Postby mulad » July 31st, 2012, 8:35 pm

Not necessarily "average Joe", but not far off -- it simply refers to someone who doesn't have professional knowledge/experience in an area.

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Re: 222

Postby Konante » August 1st, 2012, 7:58 am

dumberGuy wrote:this one's going up really fast. I think both Whole Foods and the apartments will open well before the stated completion date of summer 2013.

Also (caveat: I'm a layperson), it seems that there are concrete pillars being erected on top of the first two stories. So maybe this won't be stick-built.
I'm wary of joining you in predicting an early completion but it is moving along nicely. Glad to see that. Keeping my fingers crossed for non-stick built!

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Re: 222

Postby martykoessel » August 1st, 2012, 8:27 am

I understand that the developer wouldn't be reusing a substantial portion of the parking ramp if it didn't make sense financially, but I still want to give kudos for this achievement in sustainability. Amid all the concerns about whether 222 is sufficiently attractive, I don't believe anyone has yet commented how wonderful it is to rescue a viable structure. This is better than destroying and recycling, much better than a landfill.

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Re: 222

Postby Konante » August 1st, 2012, 8:37 am

martykoessel wrote:I understand that the developer wouldn't be reusing a substantial portion of the parking ramp if it didn't make sense financially, but I still want to give kudos for this achievement in sustainability. Amid all the concerns about whether 222 is sufficiently attractive, I don't believe anyone has yet commented how wonderful it is to rescue a viable structure. This is better than destroying and recycling, much better than a landfill.
Good point. It wasn't much and was financially motivated, but every little bit helps. It also doesn't hurt the speed of the project!

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Re: 222

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 1st, 2012, 9:37 am

mulad wrote:Not necessarily "average Joe", but not far off -- it simply refers to someone who doesn't have professional knowledge/experience in an area.
That's kinda what I meant by "Average Joe".....like as in, "with average knowledge" or saying something so that anyone could understand you.


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