Southside - General Topics

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby Sara Bergen » May 19th, 2017, 8:22 am

This fund was started about a year ago with the intent of preserving naturally occurring affordable housing. There was no info on its website regarding how many or which properties it has assisted to date. It is also intended for properties with 50+ units, so it likely favors suburban properties: http://noahimpactfund.com/about/

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby beige_box » May 19th, 2017, 8:48 am

LakeCharles wrote:
May 19th, 2017, 7:45 am
Does the city have a history of renting small properties? Who would act as the property management?

I like the idea, I'm just curious.
Check out the Public Housing Authority's website: http://mphaonline.org/housing/programs/ ... buildings/ They definitely manage some smaller buildings, like Snelling Manor and Dickman Park Apartments.

And if I may, as far as I can tell (and correct me if I'm wrong), the only local politician calling for the city to take over Frenz's properties is Ginger Jentzen, Socialist Alternative's candidate for Ward 3, alongside renters rights group InquilinXs UnidXs por Justicia (https://www.facebook.com/VoteGingerJent ... 2720386320). Both SA and IUJ are vocal critics of private development in general.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby FISHMANPET » May 19th, 2017, 8:54 am

That noah impact fund, I believe, is really only meant for properties that are in good condition. Reading about it, it really seems like a way for the housing non-profits to extend the non-profit status of their buildings or LIHTC rather than really buying up these older affordable buildings and keeping them affordable.

With this Whittier building, I wonder what condition the building is in. CPM isn't doing any internal improvements but that doesn't mean it doesn't need internal work.
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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby MNdible » May 19th, 2017, 9:55 am

I believe that Whittier had a number of small coops dating back to the 1970's. In practice, it's difficult for a small group of people to effectively manage a property, and I think most of them were eventually dissolved or taken over by more sophisticated low income housing providers.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby Silophant » June 22nd, 2017, 6:14 pm

Hiawatha Academies would like to convert the old Canada Dry bottling plant across the street from Brackett Park into a new charter high school. I'm not really sure how I feel about the whole charter schools thing, but this looks like a good adaptive reuse of a decaying industrial building. Bonus: the last page is a fun NIMBY letter from a neighborhood gentleman who just wants to enjoy his urban retirement without having to deal with even more high schoolers than he already does.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby mattaudio » June 23rd, 2017, 8:09 am

This is moving from two blocks from me. Hiawatha Academies built a middle school building a few years ago, and it's been operating as their high school. It was frustrating to see how opposed the neighborhood was to the idea of a high school. There were some definite undertones with it, since the high schoolers are much more diverse than the neighborhood they're bused into for the school.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby amiller92 » June 23rd, 2017, 11:35 am

I always wondered what that building used to be. It already kind of looks like a school from that era, actually.

We live south of the creek from the current site, but I go by it all the time. Seems like a good neighbor to me.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby John21 » June 28th, 2017, 4:25 pm

mattaudio wrote:
February 20th, 2017, 10:15 am
Chef extraordinaire Doug Flicker is taking over the old Sunrise Inn, and bringing a jukebox bar with benefits to South Minnie.
http://mspmag.com/eat-and-drink/foodie/ ... ll-s-horn/

(Didn't see a 34th Ave / Downtown NENA thread).

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby twincitizen » June 28th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Bull's Horn and Venn Brewing coming to 46th St and 34th Ave (ok, Venn is a block east) is gonna be huge for my neighborhood. I'm hoping they go all out on the renovation of the building exterior of the former Sunrise Inn...it needs a lot of work and de-biege-ification.

Now we just need a coffeeshop somewhere in the area. Angry Catfish and Nokomis Beach Cafe are great, but both are 1/2-mile west, over on 28th Ave. A cafe would really round out 34th Ave, either at 46th or 50th St

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby GILBball » July 24th, 2017, 12:19 pm

RailBaronYarr wrote:
April 6th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but it's east of 35W so...

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 196998.pdf

This one is kicking off. Fences up and houses are coming down.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby twincitizen » July 25th, 2017, 8:58 am

twincitizen wrote:
June 28th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Bull's Horn and Venn Brewing coming to 46th St and 34th Ave (ok, Venn is a block east) is gonna be huge for my neighborhood. I'm hoping they go all out on the renovation of the building exterior of the former Sunrise Inn...it needs a lot of work and de-biege-ification.

Now we just need a coffeeshop somewhere in the area. Angry Catfish and Nokomis Beach Cafe are great, but both are 1/2-mile west, over on 28th Ave. A cafe would really round out 34th Ave, either at 46th or 50th St
http://www.longfellownokomismessenger.c ... -new-menu/
This article makes it sound like they are planning some kind of cafe space next to the restaurant. Not clear if it will be a totally separate space & branding. The article also provides new details on the menu and general vibe they're going for. October can't come soon enough!

I recently went to Freshly Cut Barbers (which is staying put in the building) and I gotta give them a big thumbs up. The $18 cut is comparable to most old school barbers around town, but the crew there is younger and more multi-cultural than your typical "old man barber". They're going to remodel their space a bit too, to keep up with the changes next door. It's not in the article, but the barber also told me that the neighborhood org was going to move its offices to the small space on the north end of the building. Anyone involved with Standish-Ericsson N'hood know if that's accurate?

In a separate piece of 46th St Station area (M'haha Ave to 34th Ave) news, a full-service restaurant from Erick Harcey (Victory 44 & Upton 43) is planned for the Oppidan/Greco development at 46th & Snelling, as reported over in The Capp thread

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby mattaudio » July 25th, 2017, 9:05 am

Moving from one extreme end of the neighborhood (42nd and Cedar) to the other end (46th and 34th) if so. 42nd/28th seems to be the natural "downtown" corner for S-E, but I know these decisions are tough. My neighborhood group offices in a church near my house because we have ridic cheap rent, but I'd love a more visible and accessible space near 48th and Chicago instead.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby mcmolly » July 27th, 2017, 11:21 am

RE the SENA office move. I'm on the board and our lease was terminated this summer. Southside Vintage will be expanding. Have a temp space in the Our Redeemer Church on 28th/40th but still looking for something with more street presence. While Standish & Ericsson have lots of great commercial nodes, finding an affordable space takes some work.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby dingo » July 31st, 2017, 2:54 pm

Does anyone know what is going on in the building that also holds the starbucks at 54th and Lyndale? Looks like they are opening the building up towards 54th.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby mnmike » August 8th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Has the new apartment building under construction at 35W and 35th street been mentioned anywhere? Looks like the typical 5-6 story, says it has underground parking and a rooftop, studio to 3 br. Didn't think I had heard of it.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby LakeCharles » August 8th, 2017, 3:08 pm

mnmike wrote:
August 8th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Has the new apartment building under construction at 35W and 35th street been mentioned anywhere? Looks like the typical 5-6 story, says it has underground parking and a rooftop, studio to 3 br. Didn't think I had heard of it.
I don't know how to link to individual posts, but we discussed it on this thread a few pages back. Link here:
viewtopic.php?p=129921#p129921

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby bapster2006 » August 10th, 2017, 3:17 pm

Here are the plans for a 6-story, 128 unit workforce housing building at Lake and Harriet.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 203283.pdf

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby EOst » August 10th, 2017, 3:37 pm

I really don't like that vacant lot on Lake & Garfield being left empty, especially since it's way too small for a standalone project. Is there no way they could negotiate a purchase for that parcel too?

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby MNdible » August 10th, 2017, 3:53 pm

I'm sure they desperately wanted to buy that parcel. Presumably, the seller knew that and asked for the moon.

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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby xandrex » August 11th, 2017, 8:30 am

Looks like there's no retail space in here (assuming the coffee/lounge area is private), which kinda seems like a missed opportunity. Some retail has struggled east of Lyndale, but there are quite a few new developments going up around here that could add a critical mass of people.


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