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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Anondson » February 16th, 2015, 5:53 pm

So you're all saying we have a whole squad keeping an eye out for members of "The Consortium". -_-

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Nathan » February 16th, 2015, 5:54 pm

Do we need to start a fashion log in anything goes?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Silophant » February 16th, 2015, 6:18 pm

Apparently. I'll be wearing a black wool coat, brown plaid button-down, and black pants/shoes.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TroyGBiv » February 16th, 2015, 7:02 pm

I look forward to an update on the actual meeting... and who wore what.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Silophant » February 16th, 2015, 7:03 pm

Frey is here. Wearing plaid and khakis.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TroyGBiv » February 16th, 2015, 7:04 pm

He always knows exactly what to wear. So cute.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Silophant » February 16th, 2015, 7:24 pm

Vertical plan: Hotel floors 3-11, Apartments 12-36. Two levels of underground parking. No mention of 8-12 more floors yet.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Minneboy » February 16th, 2015, 7:25 pm

Hope that changes.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby aeisenberg » February 16th, 2015, 7:32 pm

Spox, paraphrased: "we don't really know how much all of this will cost to build."

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby twincitizen » February 16th, 2015, 7:41 pm

Re: streetcar

"We haven't met with Public Works yet to see if what we're proposing works"

EDIT: potential for skyway connection to Eclipse parcel (across Hennepin) is maybe accommodated

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby twincitizen » February 16th, 2015, 7:45 pm

There's an obnoxious older white lady gratuitously swirling her wine glass, demanding that every audience question be repeated by the presenter.

She's clearly under the impression that this whole thing is being done for her benefit

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby twincitizen » February 16th, 2015, 8:03 pm

Sounds like the "extra 8-12 stories" is something entirely of Frey's imagination. United/StuartCo won't go higher than ~300 units of apartments. IF there are additional floors added, it would be condos, but United seemed pretty uncomfortable with that. They brought up the 10-year statute of limitations thing for owner-occupied units. Frey says "we'd love to see it"

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby twincitizen » February 16th, 2015, 8:09 pm

I asked the KARE11 question. United Properties guy says "Nothing would make me happier than to have the Twin Cities version of the Today Show broadcasting from our project."

There's several thousand square feet identified as "other", on the skyway level I believe. This is probably what was once identified as the charter school, but he seemed to leave it open and they would certainly consider a TV studio.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Nick » February 16th, 2015, 8:11 pm

twincitizen wrote:Sounds like the "extra 8-12 stories" is something entirely of Frey's imagination. United/StuartCo won't go higher than ~300 units of apartments. IF there are additional floors added, it would be condos, but United seemed pretty uncomfortable with that. They brought up the 10-year statute of limitations thing for owner-occupied units. Frey says "we'd love to see it"
Apologies for asking that question in Chinese apparently

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby acs » February 16th, 2015, 8:21 pm

I'm getting the sense that this is just another generic apartment project that was quickly thrown together.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Silophant » February 16th, 2015, 8:35 pm

Well, depending on what, if anything, went on behind closed doors before the RFP, it kinda was. It was a super short deadline.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Avian » February 16th, 2015, 8:59 pm

Just wanted to say it was nice meeting some of you for the first time and seeing others again.

I probably should have asked the architect which firm designed the base and which one designed the tower, but it might have sounded snarky. ;)

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby bapster2006 » February 16th, 2015, 9:28 pm

Great to meet you and some of the others too! It was also good to see the people from United and the architect in person. After hearing the presentation, I am confident that tons of thought is being put into this project and we are going to see a good result in a few years.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby acs » February 16th, 2015, 9:42 pm

So did anyone mention the Duval proposal? or at least hint at the other bids?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Munch'n » February 16th, 2015, 9:51 pm

Height?
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