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Nathan
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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Nathan » February 17th, 2015, 2:13 pm

I volunteer to soak up sun for sure.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby helsinki » February 17th, 2015, 4:56 pm

That picture raises a question I've always wondered: Why did the early 1990's BRW renovation rip out all the trees? They were fairly mature by that point (25 odd years or so). Seems like a pretty terrible decision in retrospect.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Minneboy » February 17th, 2015, 6:31 pm

They realigned the street

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby uptown067 » February 17th, 2015, 7:16 pm

What's laying in the side walk? Is that a person?

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Minneboy » February 17th, 2015, 7:55 pm

Probably a dk.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby bapster2006 » February 17th, 2015, 9:59 pm

Yep, that was a guy just laying in the middle of the sidewalk. And now he's forever immortalized in my photography art.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby sushisimo » February 17th, 2015, 10:54 pm

helsinki wrote:That picture raises a question I've always wondered: Why did the early 1990's BRW renovation rip out all the trees? They were fairly mature by that point (25 odd years or so). Seems like a pretty terrible decision in retrospect.
True. Now there are some oaks coming in, and right in time to be sawed down for Mall reworking. This town has Sapling Fever.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby citiesguy » February 26th, 2015, 4:50 pm

Was just poking around and found a video that Opus posted about the Nic on Fifth. In the video, they show a rendering of the Ritz Block around 2:31. I'm not sure if this is a new or old rendering, but interesting nonetheless.

http://www.opus-group.com/OurNews/Intro ... c-on-Fifth

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby acs » February 26th, 2015, 7:48 pm

Yeah that's the same as what Adam Vogue tweeted earlier:

http://ow.ly/i/5AdfB

http://ow.ly/i/5AdgQ

Looks like they are moving forward with another shitbox luxury apartment on the last vacant lot along Nicollet Mall.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Anondson » February 26th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Screengrab.

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Ritz Bock screen grab[/url]

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Tcmetro » February 26th, 2015, 9:32 pm

All these new developments sure beat that plan to add a park to the side of Nicollet Mall.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Silophant » February 26th, 2015, 10:21 pm

Wonder how that works with UP's recent claim (and a boatload of empirical evidence) that the market does not currently support developments larger than 300 units?

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Minnekid » February 26th, 2015, 10:21 pm

Yeah those plans existed before "The Yard" and Gold Medal Park. At the time there was no greenspace in any part of downtown so they planned a park there. But the combination of having a park 5-6 blocks away, another by the river, and a high demand for residential, it makes sense to nix the park.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby sushisimo » February 27th, 2015, 5:41 am

At least the style takes notes from the highrise on the other side of the Library (not featured).

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Nathan » February 27th, 2015, 8:26 am

I feel like just one level of underground parking on that full block could probably house as many cars as that podium on Nicollet :/

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby kiliff75 » February 27th, 2015, 8:59 am

As much as that proposal is mediocre, how many combined units (hotel and apartment) are going in right here counting the Nic, 4Marq, the Ritz block, and The Gateway? I mean we're talking like a couple thousand more people living/staying in these three adjacent blocks that were/are just parking lots, right? That's gotta make a huge difference for street activity, retail demand, and everything.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby mattaudio » February 27th, 2015, 11:04 am

No skyway to the library, Nicollet Hotel block?

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby mister.shoes » February 27th, 2015, 11:07 am

They don't seem to be showing anything they don't own: no 4Marq, for instance.
The problem with being an introvert online is that no one knows you're just hanging out and listening.

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Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Postby Konante » February 27th, 2015, 11:09 am

bapster2006 wrote:Speak of the devil:

http://m.bizjournals.com/twincities/blo ... tower.html
When the story includes the quote "[c]onstruction could start between now and 2017[,]" I'm not holding my breath.


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