Loring Park Neighborhood

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby PhilmerPhil » January 26th, 2016, 10:24 pm

What's wrong with the existing units? They're getting filled. Or are they just not getting filled by the right types of people?

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby TommyT » January 26th, 2016, 10:26 pm

I don't think anything is wrong with them. I just know for me it would be nice to see more upgraded units at that sweet spot price point. I think for a lot of people 950/1000ish with utilities included isn't out of the question for a 1 br where as 1200-1400+ for the brand new buildings with all the bells and whistles is AND you pay all utilities is. IMHO.

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby bubzki2 » January 27th, 2016, 8:56 am

I agree. There were very affordable units, with "character" (like my unit that was about 50 degrees in the winter), and then you have the VUEs and LPMs, which are rentals priced in the stratosphere. Some renovation on older buildings could make for a very nice compromise in that booming neighborhood.

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby trigonalmayhem » January 27th, 2016, 11:11 am

I get the impression from having viewed a ton of apartments in loring over the years that a lot of the buildings cut up larger units into oddly shaped smaller ones and half-assedly added a kitchen or bathroom to make it rentable. If they are interested in renovating these they should consider knocking out some of the non original walls and creating slightly bigger spaces. 300sqft with an unusable kitchen was cute when I was young and broke but if the goal is to get something between luxury and slum you probably need to fix that.

That said it does function as natural affordable housing, so how much do we really want to sacrifice when there's very little being added as it is.

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby twincitizen » July 15th, 2016, 1:38 pm

Well this could be fun:
http://www.startribune.com/loring-lore- ... 6525361/#2
James Lileks will give guided tours of Loring Park Neighborhood this summer

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby twincitizen » September 13th, 2017, 11:37 am

CPM & partners selling 125 Oak Grove for 30% more than they paid a few years ago. Sale includes small parking lots (separate parcels) at 101 and 208 Oak Grove. I suppose it's feasible that either lot could be developed, but if CPM didn't jump at that opportunity (or opt to retain either lot for future development), the buyer may not develop them either. Both are fairly small lots ~0.3 acres and would be hard to develop anything significant (unless parking lite or parking-free)

http://finance-commerce.com/2017/09/cpm ... ents/?ep=1

CPM and this investment group they partnered up with in 2014 have been on a selling spree this year, profiting hand over fist

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby Anondson » September 13th, 2017, 4:42 pm

That parking lot at the corner of LaSalle has a big ol’ redevelopment bull’s eye on it.

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby lordmoke » November 10th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Conversion of H. Alden Smith House (former MCTC offices) and adjacent empty space into 5 story, 89 unit apartment building:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 206245.pdf

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby Bakken2016 » June 21st, 2018, 8:19 am

City of Minneapolis has installed Pride crosswalks at Yale Pl and Willow St, not sure if permanent or just for Pride.

Video:
https://twitter.com/mplstvguy/status/10 ... 1239164929

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby Tiller » June 23rd, 2018, 10:32 pm

They should keep it, small but nice placemaking like this is what we need!

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby NickP » June 24th, 2018, 4:49 pm

I actually think it would be nice to have every crosswalk to Loring Park be painted like that. At least, all the ones on the east side of the park, since that is somewhat of our city’s historic gay village. :-)

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby min-chi-cbus » June 25th, 2018, 10:33 am

That’s cool, I’d also be in favor of keeping it that way. It gives the streets character! I could see something similar to that playing positively (with kids) around school zones (think: Reading Rainbow).

I wish it were our (Mpls’) idea but it seems like at least SF already does something like that. One possible caveat to this being fully implemented that I could see being a viable argument is that this coloration might not adhere to some strict MNDOT signage and driver/pedestrian safety guidelines and is not universally known/taught to everyday people. Aside from that, a smattering (~30%) of haters will bitch & moan but that alone wouldn’t derail such a concept I don’t think.

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby EOst » June 25th, 2018, 12:54 pm

The FHWA is very strongly against these, under the theory that drivers and pedestrians will become hopelessly confused by the shiny colors and carnage will ensue. I'm sure Mdcastle could elaborate here.

I assume that's why Minneapolis chose exclusively low-traffic city-owned streets to try it.

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby alexschief » June 27th, 2018, 11:19 am

Philly has permanent rainbow crosswalks in a area of Center City that is colloquially referred to as “the Gayborhood.”

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby Multimodal » June 28th, 2018, 5:50 am

Each crosswalk to Loring Park could have a different flag’s colors: gay pride (rainbow), trans, bear, leather, …

How awesome would that be?

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby NickP » June 28th, 2018, 5:27 pm

I would definitely support that! However, I keep discovering new flags, so we may need an infinite number of crosswalks lol. Maybe a rotating system of flags?

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Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Postby Multimodal » June 29th, 2018, 1:35 pm

That would keep it interesting.


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