The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

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The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby minntransplant » June 22nd, 2012, 9:08 am

"NORTH LOOP — Sherman Associates is moving ahead with a five-story, 125-unit apartment development at the site of a long-stalled condo project called the Reserve.

The developer presented conceptual drawings of the project to the North Loop Neighborhood Association’s Planning & Zoning Committee on June 20. The committee endorsed the plan, which will be reviewed by the full North Loop board next week, said board member Karen Lee Rosar.

“My condo directly faces this site,” she said. “I am looking forward to the development of this parcel.”

The development site at 324 1st. N. is adjacent to the Cedar Lake Bike Trail and just a block from West River Parkway. It has been a paralyzed construction site since 2003 when work on the Reserve condo project halted because of litigation."

http://journalmpls.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... erve-site/

I think there was mention of this on the old site. Anyways, figured I would make this thread. Typical design for this era of construction, but I do like the dark brick. As much as I appreciate developers including balconies, I am growing tired of these miniature, tack-on, balconies.

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Re: 324 1st. N (Former Reserve Site)

Postby Nathan » June 22nd, 2012, 9:18 am

The photo for ya'll! Looks nice, will be better than some of the others in the hood I thinks.

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Larger image here http://journalmpls.files.wordpress.com/ ... 205151.jpg

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Re: 324 1st. N (Former Reserve Site)

Postby Konante » June 22nd, 2012, 9:19 am

If Sherman uses real brick and stone instead of that fake panel crap they're using at Soltva it could end up a solid building.

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Re: 324 1st. N (Former Reserve Site)

Postby Wedgeguy » June 22nd, 2012, 10:08 am

I see shades of the Greenleaf, (28th and Lyndale) in the design and coloring. IF it is as good as that building, it will be an asset to the area.

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Re: 324 1st. N (Former Reserve Site)

Postby dumberGuy » July 27th, 2012, 4:24 pm

I think this planned development could be the dark horse of all current proposals. 222 has (so far) been underwhelming, and the nearly-completed Soltva is outright disappointing. But given its location, and what hopefully will be a quality follow-through on the rendering, I think 324 is the best of the bunch for a number of reasons. Among other things, the view to the south (i.e. to downtown) will be superb, particularly for the higher floors; and the new Whole Foods will be just an easy five-minute walk.

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Re: 324 1st. N (Former Reserve Site)

Postby Nick » August 9th, 2012, 5:48 pm

This is on the agenda for the CPC Committee of the Whole meeting next week:

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/p ... S1P-096930

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Re: 324 1st. N (Former Reserve Site)

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 9th, 2012, 6:47 pm

Nick wrote:This is on the agenda for the CPC Committee of the Whole meeting next week:

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/p ... S1P-096930
I can't fathom the Committee turning this one down! As it stands it a blighted spot in a thriving neighborhood. They should be elated that somebody -- anybody -- wants to revive this turd! PLUS, it looks great!

Slam dunk, IMO!!

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Re: 324 1st. N (Former Reserve Site)

Postby John » August 9th, 2012, 8:25 pm

A decent development to fill in a long-standing gap in The North Loop neighborhood. They use some cement board, but it's placed judiciously on the upper level setbacks, and integrates well with the rest of the facade for a more discreet appearance.

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby dumberGuy » August 18th, 2012, 6:03 pm

what did the committee have to say about this one?

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby twincitizen » January 4th, 2013, 1:50 pm

What's the status on this? Plans were to tear down the existing concrete platform and start over. It wasn't clear why they couldn't re-use it though. "No height, parking, or setback variances requested." Sounds like Sherman wanted to do a relatively painless project that would sail through approval. Has the "old" concrete base been demolished yet?

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... -bros.html

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby mamundsen » January 4th, 2013, 2:07 pm

The old concrete is still there.

Nothing has been done on this for the 2 years I have lived across the street.

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby John » January 4th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Makes me wonder if this will be the first casualty of the cooling apartment boom. Would still make a great site for condos.

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby seanrichardryan » January 4th, 2013, 8:51 pm

It's Sherman, which means it will take fooooorever.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby lordmoke » March 13th, 2013, 1:17 pm

Hey, guess what turned up on the Heritage Preservation Commission's agenda for next week:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/meeting ... S1P-105090

Reading through their list of conditions for approval, this should be a pretty nice looking building!

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Three24 (324 1st Street North Apartments)

Postby minnyapple » March 19th, 2013, 11:01 am

Heres a new project up for approval.

Sherman Associates is proposing a five-story apartment building with 140 units and two floors of underground parking at the site of a former condominium development that was never completed. It's called Three24.

The Biz Journal info on the project. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... -site.html

Heres a link to a rendering. http://bizj.us/qc5fd/i/1

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby twincitizen » March 19th, 2013, 11:24 am

Sam Black's got the deets over at MSP Biz Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... -site.html

5-story, 140 units. Now called "Three24". Sadly, I'm not joking.

However, this is the greatest rendering ever. Look closely.

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby MNdible » March 19th, 2013, 11:32 am

I am the walrus?

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby TWA » March 19th, 2013, 11:34 am

Whatever they are paying these people to come up with awful names for these developments- I'll do it for half. Just sayin...

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby mnmike » March 19th, 2013, 11:38 am

Seriously, why do people care about the names so much?!?! Is it really worth mentioning for every single new project?

As for this one...as usual, I will take the infill, but I think they could have done 6 to 8 stories here...this is a good site for that, and was already approved for it once. This design is also a bit plain even compared to some recent ones. Not awful, just plain. Decent infill.

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Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

Postby sushisimo » March 19th, 2013, 11:40 am

I'll do it for $TW12LVE.20FIVE per hour.


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