LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby Didier » July 1st, 2013, 8:55 am

Redeveloping the school parking lot doesn't feel like a very high priority given the overall inventory of redevelopment opportunities, including the strip mall just north of the LPM Apartments.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » July 1st, 2013, 1:15 pm

They've added a huge banner to the crane.
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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby DTSB » July 1st, 2013, 10:02 pm

DaPerpKazoo wrote:They must lease the spots out in the summer or something-- typically about 60% of that lot is used for recess and only about 40% for parking. It would be nice to tear up that lot, but for a soccer or baseball field, not for a tower. There are plenty of other spaces to add density other than this lot.
Yes, the school does rent out the lot during evenings and weekends for valet parking to the LK&B.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby RailBaronYarr » July 2nd, 2013, 9:18 am

So does the school focus on educating kids and not care about using the land for profit, or do they lease it out to make some side cashe?

I have no idea what the lease it for or what they could sell it for, but it seems like they could work out a situation with whoever they sell it to to get parking rights for employees and some shared space for kids and use the influx of capital to do some cool stuff (or.. OR.. funnel some of that capital to other, under-served schools in the district, I dunno.). They obviously won't, but I would think that with all the development going on in the area these type of lots would become pretty lucrative..

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby nordeast homer » July 2nd, 2013, 10:20 am

RailBaronYarr wrote:So does the school focus on educating kids and not care about using the land for profit, or do they lease it out to make some side cashe?
I believe that is the intent...teach first. But to your point, the school board has sold off several buildings in the last 5 years, but this parking lot is also a playground for the kids. I believe they are require to have an outdoor play area for the students and the park across the street does not count because it is not a fenced in area where they can keep the kids rounded up.
I so much want to go on a tangent about the city schools...

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby John2015 » July 11th, 2013, 4:14 pm

Can somebody update this?

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby Nick » July 11th, 2013, 10:13 pm

Still under construction.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby lordmoke » July 12th, 2013, 10:15 am

Nick wrote:Still under construction.
Hahaha.

The podium concrete is done, and they're through three floors of the tower, with the core reaching up a further two as of this morning.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby nordeast homer » July 12th, 2013, 11:09 am

Looking at how far the comcrete pumping boom is from the tower crane I'm guessing they will be needing to raise the crane within the next week or so.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby Matt » July 13th, 2013, 12:41 pm

Taken today:

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby mattaudio » July 13th, 2013, 12:47 pm

Strip mall / SA site redeveloped in 3.... 2....

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby Matt » July 13th, 2013, 12:48 pm

Just keep Lotus!

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 13th, 2013, 4:29 pm

mattaudio wrote:Strip mall / SA site redeveloped in 3.... 2....
How would that work, considering that all of the folks at LPM would probably not want their views blocked? Either the SA redevelopment would be limited to the height of the parking ramp at LPM, or they'd have to juxtaposition any potential tower so it's perpendicular to LPM and as far away from the LPM tower portion as possible (tower where SA is).

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby mattaudio » July 13th, 2013, 4:30 pm

I didn't mean a tower, but just some sort of nice mixed-use that isn't an armpit.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby Minneboy » July 13th, 2013, 5:11 pm

That would leave one gas station downtown then right? Bobby and Steve's.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby lordmoke » July 13th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Minneboy wrote:That would leave one gas station downtown then right? Bobby and Steve's.
There's also the Holiday by Target Field.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 13th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Minneboy wrote:That would leave one gas station downtown then right? Bobby and Steve's.
Pardon my ignorance but I don't see gas pumps there -- what am I missing?

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby NickP » July 13th, 2013, 5:38 pm

They are off to the left of the photo. :-)

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby Matt » July 13th, 2013, 7:37 pm

That is probably the smallest gas station I've ever seen. Only two pumps. It is typically in use though. I don't think it would be much of a loss if it was gone.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Postby twincitizen » July 13th, 2013, 9:16 pm

Here's the other thing about gas stations downtown and the purported need for them (by some folks anyways):

The folks in the neighborhood who need cars in their lives can get gas on the other end of literally every single car trip they make. It just takes an ounce of planning ahead, knowing that there's not a gas station in the immediately vicinity of your house. The convenience store portion could easily be replaced by Walgreens or CVS as part of a mixed-use development. Before anyone attacks the idea of "another CVS/Walgreens", they actually do sell a bunch of useful stuff that people need, especially compared to a (crappy) SA.


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