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

Posted: October 10th, 2016, 1:35 pm
by grant1simons2
Always wanted that to become a Patagonia store

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

Posted: October 10th, 2016, 4:03 pm
by seanrichardryan
Wanted to double check historic status.
119 first st, old Janine's coffee shop, non-contributing to 1978 Warehouse District Designation
121 first st, old Martin Patrick3/ Arrow, contributing,
123 first st, block garage, non-contributing
125 first st, contributing- includes the metal foundry shed built in 1915 and shed addition in 1920. Period of significance is 1865-1930.

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

Posted: October 10th, 2016, 5:32 pm
by EOst
Yep. (All in this document if anyone's interested).

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

Posted: November 8th, 2016, 2:18 pm
by HiawathaGuy
Entity tied to Walgreens developer buys North Loop parking lot for mixed-use project
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -loop.html

Does this parking lot sale include these properties? It's the lot behind these buildings - and the builder mentions lots totaling an acre.

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

Posted: November 8th, 2016, 2:47 pm
by twincitizen
Just so no one jumps to conclusions without clicking the MSP BizJournal link,
A group of investors led by a developer of Walgreens stores has paid $7.4 million for a one-acre North Loop parking lot and is planning a 150-unit apartment building above retail space.
This would be the 6-story apartment building referenced at the top of this thread.
The developer, Foundry Development, plans to demolish three existing buildings, renovate two
buildings (including the historic foundry building), and construct a two-story retail and
recreation building and a six-story 150-unit mixed-use residential building, with street-level
parking areas and two levels of underground parking. The total projected development cost is $49,285,533.

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

Posted: November 26th, 2016, 8:21 am
by seanrichardryan

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

Posted: November 26th, 2016, 10:25 am
by Silophant
Ooh, and they're restoring the 2nd Ave shed and smokestack. Cool!

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

Posted: February 9th, 2017, 8:35 am
by ko123
Surface parking lot to close permanently Feb 28th, via a sign at the parking lot entrance.

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

Posted: February 9th, 2017, 10:10 am
by transplant
Has anybody seen any images of what is actually planned here? Did I miss something?

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

Posted: February 9th, 2017, 10:37 pm
by contrast
yes- this seems odd to close the lot. No plans submitted to the city?

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

Posted: February 10th, 2017, 8:30 am
by aeisenberg
Can a mod change the name of this thread to "Foundry" instead of "Foundy?"

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

Posted: February 10th, 2017, 10:41 am
by min-chi-cbus
I kinda like "Foundy" better!

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

Posted: May 19th, 2017, 1:34 pm
by bapster2006

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

Posted: May 19th, 2017, 1:47 pm
by EOst
Actually a little surprised by how much I like this. It keeps and restores the front 60% of the building I was concerned about (121 1st St), and although it's pretty big in comparison to the contributing buildings, it's not wildly out of scale.

The 1st St building looks pretty nice. The 2nd St one could be more creative.

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

Posted: May 19th, 2017, 1:47 pm
by grant1simons2
Woah. I like this layout. The lobby in the center of the block? That's gotta be a first for Minneapolis, right?

Also, holy retail batman. The 2nd St apartments look pretty much exact to what they're doing with Nordhaus. Even that brick layout with the vertical bands of brick to break up the horizontal bands.

All in all, I'm really excited.

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

Posted: May 19th, 2017, 2:17 pm
by MNdible
Really like the site plan of this. The 2nd Street facade is a little monolithic.

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

Posted: May 19th, 2017, 2:27 pm
by grant1simons2
Never mind the brick comment I made. The Nordhaus brick is horizontal bands then the ends of the bricks facing out.

In brick terms, Nordhaus is stretcher then 1 rowlock band. This would be stretcher then 2 solider bands.

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

Posted: May 19th, 2017, 10:56 pm
by dajazz
I was very curious to see how they would handle the Roe Wolfe building and intergrating it with the development, gotta say I really like how everything looks.

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

Posted: May 20th, 2017, 9:19 am
by Seth
That first st side is amazing! This will be a fantastic project when it's completed.

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

Posted: May 21st, 2017, 8:13 am
by Nathan
I think the 2nd street side only looks monotonous at first and especially due to the rendering. It seems to have high quality materials, looks very slick with inset balconies, and is kind of a modern nod to the surrounding warehouse structures.

The 1st street side is fantastic. I like how the modern looks with the historic buildings. I wish this was already up.