Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

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Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Postby alexschief » June 12th, 2019, 8:49 am

Define "immediate area." The 1,473 spaces in the C Ramp are less than a quarter mile away from the Foundry building. We assume that people will walk a half mile to transit all the time, maybe we should think about what it would mean if we occasionally asked drivers to walk a quarter mile from their cars to their destination.

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Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Postby Silophant » June 12th, 2019, 9:11 am

Also, my (maybe wrong) understanding is that many of the new apartment projects (the Archive, 310 Lofts) with oversized garages will be providing public parking in them, like a couple of the buildings in Uptown do.

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Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Postby MNdible » June 12th, 2019, 9:49 am

You're right about the proximity of the C Ramp -- I have to admit that's a blind spot on my part, but perhaps telling in that in all of the times I've visited this area, it's never once occurred to me that I would park there. But it feels very far removed from the core of the area bounded by Washington, Hennepin, the river, and the rail trench.

If the Hennepin Ramp didn't have a lot of it's parking chewed up by the Maverick, it would probably be totally adequate.

I'm skeptical that apartments will start providing public parking anytime soon.

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Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Postby dajazz » June 12th, 2019, 10:02 am

Silophant wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 9:11 am
Also, my (maybe wrong) understanding is that many of the new apartment projects (the Archive, 310 Lofts) with oversized garages will be providing public parking in them, like a couple of the buildings in Uptown do.
I know Archive will have 1 floor dedicated to outside parking. The original intent was to have that space be used by the West Elm hotel across the street, but that developer has been running into some issues so who knows if/when that development will take off. I would assume the extra level will be used by the general public until any development across the street takes off.
alexschief wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 8:49 am
Define "immediate area." The 1,473 spaces in the C Ramp are less than a quarter mile away from the Foundry building. We assume that people will walk a half mile to transit all the time, maybe we should think about what it would mean if we occasionally asked drivers to walk a quarter mile from their cars to their destination.
There are times the ABC ramps hit capacity, in that there is significant spillover to the streets. Part of the issue is access/signage to the C ramp. While it isn't particularly far from the NL there is likely a mental barrier for some since it isn't immediately clear to an outsider where to access the monster structure.

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Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Postby dajazz » June 12th, 2019, 10:05 am

MNdible wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
If the Hennepin Ramp didn't have a lot of it's parking chewed up by the Maverick, it would probably be totally adequate.
That ramp used to have an overabundance of capacity, but I'm told that there is now a waitlist for monthly parking. They did raise rates recently, so that may open up some space.

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Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Postby NickP » June 13th, 2019, 9:38 am

dajazz wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
Part of the issue is access/signage to the C ramp. While it isn't particularly far from the NL there is likely a mental barrier for some since it isn't immediately clear to an outsider where to access the monster structure.
This is a good point. I have lived here my entire life (35 years) and only just now realized I could access the C-ramp from North 2nd Ave. :shock:

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Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Postby ko123 » June 14th, 2019, 7:04 am

C ramp is typically full by 10am.


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