Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby eastharrietguy » May 10th, 2015, 1:07 pm

Groundbreaking for the senior portion scheduled for May 19... not sure about the workforce apartments Steve Minn is doing on the other part of the block, perhaps that is starting as well. Anyone know about that?

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby tab » May 11th, 2015, 8:24 am

The two components will be on approximately the same schedule.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby Mcgizz » May 23rd, 2015, 1:39 pm

This block is now fenced off. Looks like things are going to start here soon.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby mplser » May 25th, 2015, 3:09 pm

it has been fenced off for a few months I think...

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby grant1simons2 » May 25th, 2015, 4:09 pm

Nope. These are new fences.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby eastharrietguy » May 25th, 2015, 9:10 pm

The developer of the senior portion told me at the groundbreaking last week that they were supposed to start digging the next day... perhaps they've not closed on the financing yet, but I know they're close.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby Shawn » May 28th, 2015, 12:56 pm

https://i.imgur.com/JXIJK8Y.jpg
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They have definitely started digging - just delivering the pile driver today.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby FISHMANPET » May 28th, 2015, 1:34 pm

Yeah that made me a little dizzy...

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby stevnim » May 29th, 2015, 12:13 pm

If they find any rails underneath, it would be a great design element for the woonerf.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby grant1simons2 » June 1st, 2015, 3:59 pm

No more parking lot! Just a lot of dirt.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby minnyapple » June 1st, 2015, 9:04 pm

Wow that is one massive lot. The whole thing isn't even in frame in your pic. I appreciate the all the great pics btw Grant!

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby lorwest » June 21st, 2015, 11:29 am

Looks like the senior building on the east end will be called Abiitan.

http://www.abiitan.org/

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby aeisenberg » July 24th, 2015, 5:11 pm

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby Gman12 » September 9th, 2015, 5:53 pm

This is going up quick, none of that was there last Tuesday. They are trucking in all the concrete pieces and assembling it. Hopefully developers can use this to cut costs and maintain quality.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby contrast » September 9th, 2015, 8:56 pm

Yes I also noticed all the concrete is prefabricated when I walked by. Very interesting and has definitely been quick to assemble. I wonder if the whole building will be fabricated off site. This one will be interesting to watch.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby FISHMANPET » September 9th, 2015, 9:04 pm

This is probably just parking through right? Is underground parking usually poured in place or prefab like this?

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby MNdible » September 9th, 2015, 9:54 pm

Yeah, looks like parking and the ground level retail.

It depends. Precast is faster (and time is money), but if you're building something tall, precast may not be able to effectively transfer all of the structural loads.

The other thing we're seeing here (and all over the place lately) is that the sheet piles will be left in place as a the exterior foundation wall. This is a recent development. Again, time is money, etc., and this removes a whole step from the construction, but I've got a bunch of question marks about this system without much history.

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby tab » September 10th, 2015, 7:43 am

Use of space might be an equally important consideration for the sheet pile system - these foundation walls come very close to the sidewalks, and using conventional retaining walls outside of the building footprint might have added costs associated with rebuilding/repairing streets.

MNdible, I'm curious what questions you have about the system.

Googling "using sheet pile as a permanent foundation wall" brings up some good reading, especially a case study of four Minnesota sites. A bit of text from the synopsis below:

"This paper summarizes the design and construction of steel sheet pile walls for permanent building foundations and earth retention on four projects in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. The buildings have one to two levels of below grade parking and up to six above grade floor levels. In each case, the below grade parking slabs and the perimeter walls and columns of the superstructure are supported by the sheet pile foundation. The sheet pile are designed to carry uniform wall loads in the range of 5 to 12 kips per linear foot and concentrated loads of up to 251 kips. The perimeter sheet pile walls are designed for both temporary (during construction) and permanent earth retention. Utilizing the perimeter earth retention system as the permanent foundation maximizes the building footprint on a site and allows building construction in a "top-down" manner."

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Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Postby amiller92 » September 10th, 2015, 9:00 am

lorwest wrote:Looks like the senior building on the east end will be called Abiitan.

http://www.abiitan.org/
I couldn't quite make sense of the renderings on the display in Crystal Court last week (or whenever that was), some of which are at that link. It looked like there will be a diagonal "street" of some sort running through the middle of the block. I couldn't tell if it was supposed to connect to what I've always assumed was an old rail bed that goes under the bridge to the north and ultimately along the river/behind the post office.


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