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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 27th, 2012, 10:59 am

Wedgeguy wrote:
min-chi-cbus wrote:I don't think anyone else here subscribes to Finance & Commerce...so we can't read it.
Go to the downtown library as they have all the copies you want to keep up to date. I believe the Southdale library branch also has the F&C there too.
I live in Cleveland....I apologize if I'm too lazy to go to the Southdale Library...

BTW, 250 apartments instead of the guesstimated 297 is sort of big news that wasn't in the highlighted section of the article!

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby FISHMANPET » August 27th, 2012, 11:05 pm

That's nearly a quarter of the units being lost. I wonder if they're losing smaller units on the bottom floors, or just making everything bigger, or what?

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Avian » August 28th, 2012, 3:45 pm

I would tend to think they're eliminating the smallest units. If the condo market really is turning around then Opus might be re-thinking the strategy. Build an apartment tower now with fewer small units that might be more easily turned into condos later?

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Konante » August 29th, 2012, 8:22 am

Avian wrote:I would tend to think they're eliminating the smallest units. If the condo market really is turning around then Opus might be re-thinking the strategy. Build an apartment tower now with fewer small units that might be more easily turned into condos later?
I'd guess any developer building something like this always has an eye on a potential condo conversion down the line, but I agree it's possible the turning market (plus the lowered height) altered their strategy a bit. I know my wife and I would love to buy something if this building turns out to be as attractive as I think/hope it will be.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby MotorCity2TwinCities » September 23rd, 2012, 1:07 pm

So is this thing actually happening? Haven't seen much activity on this topic recently on UrbanMSP.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Unity77 » September 23rd, 2012, 2:27 pm

According to a recent Finance & Commerce article, Opus will begin demolishing a small commercial building on the site in the beginning of October. That said, things should be getting underway soon.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby SKOL » September 27th, 2012, 11:55 pm

An article from earlier this month on Opus' revival states that construction is still to begin this fall:

http://m.bizjournals.com/twincities/#/a ... ge_9301422

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Unity77 » October 1st, 2012, 9:25 am

Does anyone still think work will begin on Nicollet Residences this month?

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby FISHMANPET » October 1st, 2012, 10:10 am

I can't imagine Winter is a good time for heavy excavation with our weather, so if they're going to start, they better start soon.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby trkaiser » October 1st, 2012, 10:11 am

Why wouldn't it? They got their funding.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby min-chi-cbus » October 1st, 2012, 11:26 am

FISHMANPET wrote:I can't imagine Winter is a good time for heavy excavation with our weather, so if they're going to start, they better start soon.
Haven't you heard? Global Warming means that a typical Twin Cities winter will be highs hovering around the freezing mark with many many more freeze/thaw cycles.....winter construction here we come!

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Tyler » October 1st, 2012, 11:45 am

As of today they are not letting World Street Kitchen set up their truck here during lunch. Seems to indicate that they are commencing work shortly.
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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Lancestar2 » October 1st, 2012, 1:19 pm

Actually fall/early winter is still ok to dig. My family business was a small landscaping company and from my experience even if the ground were to freeze once they get past the few inches of frozen ground it would be pretty much digging like normal. Even if the temp. was still freezing at night I don't think it would be to much added work, and they could cover the site with concrete blankets to keep the ground from freezing on the weekends if it was a concern. Actually it might be a better then you don't have to risk overheating your equipment and nobody likes to work in the heat of summer! Though if they are digging in Dec. and Jan. then it might be kinda rough for the workers because of the cold.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby John21 » October 1st, 2012, 5:12 pm

They can dig year round. It's just harder on the equipment in the winter.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby MotorCity2TwinCities » October 12th, 2012, 10:57 am

Anyone know if that demolition of the small building on the site that was planned for early October ever happened?

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby spearson » October 12th, 2012, 11:16 am

The building is still there, and people are still parking in the near by lot.

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby robotlollipop » October 13th, 2012, 3:54 am

yeah, I drove by the location last night and was a little disheartened :/

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Nathan » October 13th, 2012, 10:54 am

Just a little preemptive... from 1368
fotoapparatic wrote:Image

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Lancestar2 » October 17th, 2012, 8:36 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:Just a little preemptive... from 1368
fotoapparatic wrote:Image

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Positive thoughts! Positive thoughts! Positive thoughts! ...

maybe we could all just show up with sledgehammers and offer our services I think we could all use a class field trip to let out some pent up aggression before the snow falls!

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Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Postby Nathan » October 18th, 2012, 8:24 am

I was calling everyone else a debbie downer... I have no doubt it will happen.


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