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Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: August 7th, 2018, 9:23 am
by Silophant
VacantLuxuries wrote:
August 7th, 2018, 8:51 am
"This is too tall, we aren't downtown!"
Please tell me that's a comical exaggeration and somebody who lives in downtown seriously didn't try to argue that the Mill District isn't part of downtown.
Noooooope. Direct quote.

But, Anondson is correct. There's absolutely no way this wouldn't pass the CPC as-is, and no way the council wouldn't reject and appeal. Hopefully the developer is aware of this and sticks to their guns.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: August 7th, 2018, 9:25 am
by grant1simons2
And now it's quoted in the Strib

"At the meeting, several audience members, who identified themselves as living in nearby condos, voiced their displeasure with the project’s height and scale and said the project would tower over nearby residential buildings blocking sightlines and light."

http://www.startribune.com/new-washingt ... 490253851/

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 5th, 2018, 12:12 pm
by Anondson
Downtown neighbors don’t like tall buildings downtown.

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/09/24 ... on-height/

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 5th, 2018, 1:01 pm
by Silophant
Ugh. Luckily, there's not a snowball's chance in hell that the CPC or Council would reject a 17 story building here, so it shouldn't be a big deal.

On a less frustrating note from the meeting, the Garden Communities guy said that their financing isn't going to be dependent on a specific rent for the retail space, so there's no worries about it sitting vacant until that unicorn high-end restaurant shows up or whatever. Time will tell.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 5th, 2018, 1:39 pm
by jtoemke
That's just ridiculous

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 8:35 am
by Nathan
DMNA agenda shows they plan to recommend approval for all three towers proposed along Washington Ave!

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 9:16 am
by jtoemke
Nathan wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 8:35 am
DMNA agenda shows they plan to recommend approval for all three towers proposed along Washington Ave!
*perfect high five*

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 9:59 am
by nordeast homer
Great to hear! I hope they get going about the same time; it'd be nice to see all that crane activity in a relatively small area!

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 6:52 pm
by TroyGBiv
All three being the Sherman, the Wilf and the Nicollet block or the block across Hennepin that was to be the eclipse ... or the aecom...

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 8:28 pm
by Nathan
TroyGBiv wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 6:52 pm
All three being the Sherman, the Wilf and the Nicollet block or the block across Hennepin that was to be the eclipse ... or the aecom...
Yes, the third being the Harlem Irving and CA Ventures 18 to 20 story tower at 240 Hennepin

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 13th, 2018, 2:39 pm
by bapster2006

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 14th, 2018, 9:13 am
by Tyler
I know we're all "build it, build it, build it" but this design is trash. The scale is all wrong. As is it should be 12-13ish stories max in my opinion.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 14th, 2018, 10:58 am
by alexschief
This building is 187'. Washington Avenue right-of-way is 120' wide. The ratio is about 1.5:1, which is totally appropriate.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: September 15th, 2018, 9:38 am
by twinkess
Looks fine to me...

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Posted: November 7th, 2018, 3:28 pm
by bapster2006

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 8:51 am
by mister.shoes
Drove by yesterday afternoon and saw a sign by the entrance to the parking lot stating it closes permanently on February 1. Here we go.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 10:11 am
by fehler
Trucks haulin off snow, digger peeling the pavement off the lot.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 10:20 am
by Silophant
Oh man, maybe they'll clear the sidewalks while they're at it.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 7:57 pm
by Silophant
Garden Properties presented to the DMNA tonight. No changes since city approval, obviously, but groundbreaking is scheduled for March 25th. They're looking at a mural for the blank wall facing American Trio Lofts.

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

Posted: April 2nd, 2019, 1:52 pm
by fehler
Fence is up.