Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

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Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby downtowndweller » July 11th, 2018, 9:59 pm

Another new development in East Town, on Thrivent’s last remaining surface lot, 6-story apartment building to include 190 micro-apartments and a diner.

http://www.startribune.com/thrivent-pla ... 487924441/

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby jtoemke » July 12th, 2018, 6:19 am

Any rendering pics you could post for those without subscriptions?

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby Silophant » July 12th, 2018, 6:28 am

There aren't any pictures in the article, I'm afraid.

I'm a little disappointed to see another 5+1 here, there seemed to be a trend of getting some decent height in this area. That being said, it gets rid of another parking lot, adds an eatery in the area, and includes a shocking number of units in its six floors. For comparison, the apartment building on the Thrivent block across 7th will have approximately the same footprint, but 40 fewer units, despite being twice the height.

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby twincitizen » July 12th, 2018, 8:10 am

On a 1/4 lot development downtown, I thought for sure we'd see more than 6 stories here. But yeah getting 190 units in a stick building has got to be hard/impossible to beat from a financial POV. I'd wager this one stands little chance of being "upgraded" to 16-17 stories like the K-A/Wells Fargo site development.

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby MattW » July 12th, 2018, 8:42 am

Regardless of height, this corner will be totally transformed in 2 years once all three lots are developed, very exciting.

Still crossing my fingers for a 16 floor upgrade

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby mnmike » July 12th, 2018, 10:09 am

He wanted a diner waaaaay back in the Sexton phase II proposal. Been waiting a long time.

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby mattaudio » July 12th, 2018, 11:43 am

Back then, Thrivent actually had a diner on the ground floor of their HQ facing the Hennepin County tower... LouAnn's Diner.

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby mnmike » July 12th, 2018, 11:50 am

I mean the uptown diner guy...they were part of that Sexton II proposal.

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby BigIdeasGuy » July 12th, 2018, 5:04 pm

How To Do The Bare Minimum. A play in three acts by Thrivent Financial.

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Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Postby Chef » July 12th, 2018, 9:10 pm

It will be easy to tear down if somebody wants to build higher in the future.


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