501 7th St S

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501 7th St S

Postby bapster2006 » August 23rd, 2018, 3:19 pm

6-story building with 175 units next to Sexton Lofts.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 213521.pdf

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby GILBball » August 23rd, 2018, 3:47 pm

This thing is giving me serious uncanny valley vibes. It's like a parking garage is trying its hardest to be an apartment building, but just can't quite get over the hump.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby grant1simons2 » August 23rd, 2018, 9:35 pm

This is horrible

Like... really awful. Proportions are all wrong. There's absolutely not enough units for downtown. And it meets the street in the worst way possible.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby rhettcarlson » August 23rd, 2018, 9:56 pm

Funny, they didn't even name the packet correctly... What other St. Paul project is DJR working on?

I guess I don't mind them taking cues from Sexton on the design, I like the brick!

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby mrbmpls » August 23rd, 2018, 10:48 pm

I actually like this, especially the giant vintage warehouse windows. I think it compliments Sexton well.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby Qhaberl » August 24th, 2018, 6:37 am

I like the warehouse feel. I am not that concerned about it not having enough units for downtown. I personally like these five or six story developments. They make really good infill projects. I’m not exactly sure how, but the street frontage could maybe be a little better. I’m just happy to see density continuing to rise.


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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby amiller92 » August 24th, 2018, 8:37 am

GILBball wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 3:47 pm
This thing is giving me serious uncanny valley vibes. It's like a parking garage is trying its hardest to be an apartment building, but just can't quite get over the hump.
I think it's the "tower" on the corner that makes it look like the elevator lobby of a parking garage.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby phop » August 24th, 2018, 8:39 am

175 units is not terrible for a quarter block.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby Seth » August 24th, 2018, 8:41 am

GILBball wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 3:47 pm
This thing is giving me serious uncanny valley vibes. It's like a parking garage is trying its hardest to be an apartment building, but just can't quite get over the hump.
Was just going to comment the same as others about this looking like a parking ramp with windows.
This is a really mediocre project.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby GorillaInYourMidst » August 24th, 2018, 8:50 am

rhettcarlson wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 9:56 pm
Funny, they didn't even name the packet correctly... What other St. Paul project is DJR working on?

I guess I don't mind them taking cues from Sexton on the design, I like the brick!
'St Paul Development' is the developer.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby FISHMANPET » August 24th, 2018, 8:55 am

Haha glad I'm not the only one that thought parking garage looking at that rendering. I think amiller92 is right, it's that empty looking elevator corner lobby along with the big windows opening up into empty units. I don't really expect them to render each unit fully furnished so, I guess that's what you get.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby martykoessel » August 24th, 2018, 10:15 pm

Whoa! It's an aparkment building.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby Silophant » September 4th, 2018, 9:13 pm

These guys presented to the DMNA tonight. The rendering was the same as the CoW packet, but they've apparently changed the unit mix to include 1BR and 2BR units, for a total of 150.

Also, one of the committee members went to the CoW meeting, and apparently they got pretty much laughed out of the room, so there's probably some changes incoming.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby jtoemke » September 5th, 2018, 6:47 am

Silophant wrote:
September 4th, 2018, 9:13 pm

Also, one of the committee members went to the CoW meeting, and apparently they got pretty much laughed out of the room, so there's probably some changes incoming.
Could you elaborate?

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby Silophant » September 5th, 2018, 8:07 am

He just mentioned it offhand after the meeting, so I don't know any details, but apparently it was a very short presentation, with the committee pretty bluntly saying that it wasn't good enough. No idea whether the concern is that it's ugly, that it's not dense enough, that it shouldn't have a surface lot (which is the leverage the city used to get K-A to revamp their HQ block plans), or all of the above.

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Re: 501 7th St S

Postby jtoemke » September 5th, 2018, 8:42 am

Silophant wrote:
September 5th, 2018, 8:07 am
He just mentioned it offhand after the meeting, so I don't know any details, but apparently it was a very short presentation, with the committee pretty bluntly saying that it wasn't good enough. No idea whether the concern is that it's ugly, that it's not dense enough, that it shouldn't have a surface lot (which is the leverage the city used to get K-A to revamp their HQ block plans), or all of the above.
Well great job committee haha. *inserts gif of someone blocking a dunk*


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