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Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 13th, 2018, 11:12 pm
by Silophant
The market rate building has its own underground garage. Not sure about the setup for the affordable building.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: September 6th, 2018, 9:24 am
by HiawathaGuy
Finance & Commerce has a new (locked) article that says they presented updated plans to the neighborhood.
Anyone have any insight?

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: September 6th, 2018, 10:15 am
by Silophant
I was at the meeting on Monday. I wasn't in a position to get pictures, but the changes are relatively minor. The tower is going to get a little narrower towards the top, as the top three floors will be penthouse units with larger patios. Other than that, they're working with MPD and a different architect that specializes in fire station design to refine the fire station plans - the most recent changes have the station house part of the station at the corner of 5th and 3rd with the garage midblock on 5th, so it will share a wide curb cut with the parking entrance on 5th. They're finalizing the design and planning to go to the CoW in October.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: September 13th, 2018, 2:40 pm
by bapster2006

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: September 14th, 2018, 9:15 am
by Tyler
Lovely.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 7:39 am
by acs
http://www.startribune.com/downtown-min ... 512441262/

Sounds like this is close to moving forward, however no mention of the 22 story tower, only a 6 floor affordable housing component and a parking ramp.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 8:09 am
by CalMcKenney
acs wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 7:39 am
http://www.startribune.com/downtown-min ... 512441262/

Sounds like this is close to moving forward, however no mention of the 22 story tower, only a 6 floor affordable housing component and a parking ramp.
Wait are we reading the same story? They mention the tower portion multiple times.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 8:18 am
by MplsErik
acs wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 7:39 am
http://www.startribune.com/downtown-min ... 512441262/

Sounds like this is close to moving forward, however no mention of the 22 story tower, only a 6 floor affordable housing component and a parking ramp.
It is mentioned in a TIF plan report that posted here:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 219649.pdf

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 8:19 am
by mattaudio
They mention it once, as a previous plan, and then no subsequent mention.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 8:40 am
by colink
The TIF plan report does have what appears to be an updated rendering of the tower. I actually really liked the previous design so the new look is a bit disappointing in my opinion.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 9:56 am
by CalMcKenney
MplsErik wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 8:18 am
acs wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 7:39 am
http://www.startribune.com/downtown-min ... 512441262/

Sounds like this is close to moving forward, however no mention of the 22 story tower, only a 6 floor affordable housing component and a parking ramp.
It is mentioned in a TIF plan report that posted here:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 219649.pdf
Anyone familiar with TIF know how likely this specific plan is to go through?

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 11:12 am
by luigipaladio
I’m relieved to see st least some action on this project it has the potential to add handsomely to the Washington corridor and to bring at least a little bit of affordable housing closer to the heart of downtown. A careful read of the Strib article does include not only the six story affordable building but the tower as well, though it does not mention the height of the tower. The six story component is the one that financing will be most difficult for because it is not market rate housing like the tower is. I would be surprised if the City would not want this to get built.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 3:05 pm
by HiawathaGuy
colink wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 8:40 am
The TIF plan report does have what appears to be an updated rendering of the tower. I actually really liked the previous design so the new look is a bit disappointing in my opinion.
Agreed, it's a minor adjustment, but I do prefer the darker material featured on the west side from the previous rendering. The sandstone color makes me think of the Multifoods, aka, Target Tower (City Center).

Previous Rendering:
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Updated Rendering:
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Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 3:09 pm
by jtoemke
HiawathaGuy wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 3:05 pm
colink wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 8:40 am
The TIF plan report does have what appears to be an updated rendering of the tower. I actually really liked the previous design so the new look is a bit disappointing in my opinion.
Agreed, it's a minor adjustment, but I do prefer the darker material featured on the west side from the previous rendering. The sandstone color makes me think of the Multifoods, aka, Target Tower (City Center).

Previous Rendering:
Image

Updated Rendering:
Image
Fire station looks much worse in this

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 3:38 pm
by HiawathaGuy
jtoemke wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Fire station looks much worse in this
They changed the floor plan, with that corner going from 2 stories to 1 with a shift in where the trucks park. My guess is this was a Fire Department ask.

First Floor (previous & updated):
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Second Floor (previous & updated):
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Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 5:35 pm
by Anondson
Optional skyway still in there.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 8:00 pm
by Silophant
HiawathaGuy wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 3:38 pm
jtoemke wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Fire station looks much worse in this
They changed the floor plan, with that corner going from 2 stories to 1 with a shift in where the trucks park. My guess is this was a Fire Department ask.
Yeah, the original plan included fire truck movements through the parking ramp, which seemed unlikely.
CalMcKenney wrote: Anyone familiar with TIF know how likely this specific plan is to go through?
It'll go through - the city's been working on this for a while.

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: July 10th, 2019, 8:55 am
by colink
Someone at SSC pointed out that the date on the rendering in the TIF proposal is from May 31, 2018, so it appears to be an outdated rendering. Thankfully!

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Posted: August 19th, 2019, 11:04 am
by luigipaladio
Is this project moving along in the approval process? If so, where does it stand and is there a target for construction to begin?