Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby alexschief » March 22nd, 2019, 12:48 pm

This could double as my response to the discussion on the Elliot Park thread on the First Covenant project, but swapping retail for housing at the ground level is a good trade. Minneapolis absolutely need tons of housing, but pedestrian scale retail is one of those things that helps make dense neighborhoods possible at the fundamental level, and it really only can exist on one floor of the building. This area of downtown doesn't have many shopping options (the only quadrant of the freeway loop without a grocery store, and CVS is now closing), and so I'm happy to see these changes.

Retail can be tough to fill, and getting more small retail spaces requires a developer who can take a short term risk for a long term gain. The fact that KA is putting down roots in this neighborhood makes it all the more natural that their development here should provide this space.

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby Silophant » March 22nd, 2019, 1:07 pm

rhettcarlson wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 12:38 pm
If I remember the renderings correctly you're right, there is a small portion next to the alley that is a single story. But all of the new retail square footage is along 8th under the tower. 3-4 walkup units on Park as shown in the plans must be staying.
Bizarre.

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby MNdible » March 22nd, 2019, 1:32 pm

alexschief wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 12:48 pm
This could double as my response to the discussion on the Elliot Park thread on the First Covenant project, but swapping retail for housing at the ground level is a good trade.
Even though the two locations are only like three blocks away from each other, I'd argue that this location is at least 50 times better for retail than First Covenant. Housing can go pretty much anywhere and be fine, but retail is very fussy about being in the right spot.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Homewood2009 » June 22nd, 2019, 10:29 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
June 21st, 2018, 8:57 pm
Silophant wrote:
April 16th, 2018, 1:31 pm
It's apparently being built by K-A. They're proposing (hold on to your hats) a six-story stick-built apartment building with a WF branch in the base. (Locked)

Hooray.
16 stories now

https://mspsocial.net/@t54r4n1/100245503159870273
I went by this yesterday and noticed barriers being placed around the site. As I went back through this thread, I noticed the comments from 6-21-18. Seemed timely.

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby downtowndweller » June 24th, 2019, 7:39 am

I would guess the barriers are for 8th St. construction and not this development.

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby twinkess » June 24th, 2019, 9:50 am

downtowndweller wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 7:39 am
I would guess the barriers are for 8th St. construction and not this development.
I thought so too, but then I saw them. They've got the Kraus Anderson logo on them.

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby Silophant » June 24th, 2019, 1:56 pm

BizJournals confirms it. (unlocked)

Note that, like Rafter on the other side of the river, they've got to get the new WF branch built and opened before starting the tower, so that doesn't start until next spring.

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby downtowndweller » June 24th, 2019, 5:06 pm

Ah good catch, couldn’t see those from the other side of the block. Exciting to see this neighborhood continue to grow. Now if we could just get some restaurants and retail to follow.

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Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Postby Anondson » June 24th, 2019, 6:48 pm

It’s also called “The Larking”. I don’t know if that was mentioned often before, but F&C notes it.

https://finance-commerce.com/2019/06/kr ... -building/


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