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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 28th, 2013, 3:04 pm
by mplser
yeah that was from the 5th floor of the T building at MCTC. I would kill for an apartment with a view like that!

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 28th, 2013, 5:13 pm
by Nick
For a fun comparison, here's an article about the two out-of-state projects Magellan is working on:

http://www.bdcnetwork.com/chicagos-mage ... apartments

We've got our 354 unit project, the one in Nashville is 300+. Minneapolis parking spaces: 289. Nashville parking spaces: 500+. Next time we complain about not being Portland...

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 28th, 2013, 7:14 pm
by John
My thinking is LPM is more geared towards an urban lifestyle you might find in downtown Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, etc. It says a lot about the maturity of our city and its transition away from a completely automobile oriented culture (at least in the urban core). Magellan undoubtedly recognizes that about our city. Doesn't sound like Nashville is anywhere near Minneapolis in that respect.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 28th, 2013, 10:00 pm
by DTSB
One reason for less parking is because of the parking ramp kitty corner to it. Plus I think they had to build part of the garage with the option to install the double decker parking things (technical term). I know it was an issue that had to be worked out.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 28th, 2013, 10:22 pm
by Minnekid
They build parking because they have the space to do so and they do understand that people still use cars. But like its an option of having a parking spot, you don't have to put a car in it.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 2:15 am
by John
DTSB wrote:One reason for less parking is because of the parking ramp kitty corner to it. Plus I think they had to build part of the garage with the option to install the double decker parking things (technical term). I know it was an issue that had to be worked out.
Yes, I remember there were some alternate parking arrangements made for tenants with two cars. However, I still think there is an assumption that some residents will not have cars. It would be interesting to know actual Magellan's apartment/car stalls in some of their projects in downtown Chicago compared to either LPM or its Nashville project.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 12:10 pm
by min-chi-cbus
Here's that SoBro Tower in Nashville:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130 ... oBro-tower


Not too shabby!

P.S. "SoBro"? Yikes, those names!!

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 12:31 pm
by exiled_antipodean
Ironically Nashville abolished downtown parking minimums last year ... So this might actually be their market driven estimate of demand.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 12:57 pm
by MNdible
SoBro may be the worst project name ever.

EVER.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 2:18 pm
by Nathan
So-Bro, the opposite of Hipster.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 2:21 pm
by MS3
Strange name- but a nice tower though. 4 stories less than LPM but over 20, taller.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 2:38 pm
by Wedgeguy
I would assume is might be like, South of Broadway or something like that. Like SoHo is south of Howard in Manhattan .

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 2:41 pm
by MNdible
I've no doubt there's a clever reason for the name, but that doesn't make it a good name.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 2:46 pm
by Drizzay
I guess it is better than SoBruh.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 3:07 pm
by MNdible
Or the rejected SupBrah.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 3:10 pm
by lordmoke
It's located in the "South of Broadway" district, so it's supposed to be short for that. Whoops.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 3:25 pm
by mplsjaromir
Wedgeguy wrote:I would assume is might be like, South of Broadway or something like that. Like SoHo is south of Howard in Manhattan .
South of Houston. Pronounced "House-ton" not like the city in Texas.

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 3:56 pm
by John
The rendering of "Sobro" in Nashville. I like it a lot, but I think LPM works better with its more slender form, green glass, and elliptical shape. Has more of the iconic presence of a skyscraper despite only being 37 stories ( maybe because its set apart a bit from the other tall buildings downtown). For whatever reason, Sobro seems more like an infill project.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 4:00 pm
by mister.shoes
I also prefer LPM's tower shape to SoBro's, but I like that SoBro doesn't sit on a gigantic pedestal like LPM. It has a little bit of an "Oh hell. How are we going to fit this round tower on a rectangular parcel?" look to it. That's a small nit to pick, though, considering how huge an impact it's going to have on the MPLS skyline. Can't wait to see how it looks!

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 9:01 pm
by seanrichardryan
I do believe LPM will not appear so slender once it's done. Magical renderings hide the mass, its big, and fairly stout. Happy labor day!