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Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 12:24 pm
by grant1simons2
Ugh...

https://www.cityclubapartments.com/usa/ ... e-a-visit/

This might be the ugliest interior of an apartment I've ever seen.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 12:26 pm
by grant1simons2
Image

There's too much happening!!!

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 12:47 pm
by xandrex
Busy, to say the least.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 1:34 pm
by minntransplant
I guess it is bad that I like that. The rooftop looks fun.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 2:27 pm
by UrsusUrbanicus
mattaudio wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 8:20 am
Maybe capitalizing on the CBD oil trend...
Actually, it's both. Central Business District oil can be prescribed for your urbanism-skeptical neighbors to soothe their complaints about too much height / not enough parking.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 2:54 pm
by MNdible

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 3:01 pm
by LakeCharles
They just project some drone footage on a wall. Very disorienting.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 8:41 pm
by seanrichardryan
Oh... the rest of the photos are worse.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 17th, 2019, 11:41 pm
by eastharrietguy
I thought this building was going to include micro apartments starting at less than $1,000/month? These rents are the same or more as any other new downtown building.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 9:46 am
by xandrex
The apartments themselves are pretty micro. Looking at the online layouts for studios, you get to have a bed and a sofa if...you own a sleeper sofa. Someone on Twitter mentioned that not all units have ovens.

Units as stripped down as that sound like glorified dorms. That's fine, but at the prices they're charging? Yikes.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 10:25 am
by grant1simons2
Yah. Anyone who wants to conjure this up as a win for parking-less buildings may want to keep quiet for a bit. This isn't the type of building that will win over the hearts of many.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 11:34 am
by MattW
Everyone gets a 'Sexy Bath' though. Can't forget those important details

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 5:37 pm
by Multimodal
Reading their literature & watching the movie, it seems like it’s all about services & amenities.

Sort of how an all-expenses-paid resort would have everything internal, so there’s no reason to go outside the property.

The mall-ification of downtown, or downtown as envisioned by suburb aficionados.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 8:22 pm
by John
Over the top and garish for Minneapolis. Love it!

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 4:45 am
by Nathan
Have none of you ever been outside Minneapolis?

This is fine. Great even, for some people.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 7:57 am
by alexschief
If there is not demand for their product at that price point, they will have to offer incentives or lower the price. If there is a lot of demand, then Minneapolis needs several more buildings like this, not less.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 10:00 am
by QuietBlue
Aesthetics aside, some of the choices they made for unit features are puzzling. Like a tub, but no oven. I think many people would rather have an oven and just a shower. Or an in-unit washer and dryer when they could have shared laundry rooms instead for the smaller apartments.

It seems like the mix of units might also be part of the challenge -- if it was all smaller units, it would be easier to go with a "glorified dorm" approach and design features and amenities to work with that.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 10:19 am
by Multimodal
This project is for people with more money than time. (Nothing wrong with that. Just a target market.)

Few people cook anymore. How many people know how to use an oven today? People order out and reheat leftovers in the microwave. Even people in single family homes with 6-figure kitchens rarely use them.

Look how packed eateries are. There’s a yoga studio, coffee shop, and eatery on every block. Nobody wants fine dining anymore, but Americans do eat out a lot.

When news reports show people how to properly dispose of grease & oil, you know cooking has sunk to a new low. Not being judgmental, just a realist.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 11:02 am
by nordeast homer
You must be talking about single people because we use the oven nightly in my house and most of my neighbors do as well. The only ones that I know of that eat out nightly are single or couples without kids.

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 11:49 am
by ko123
They could probably fill this place in a few years with Target employees alone.