Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Ubetchaa » December 6th, 2017, 3:35 pm

Thanks for corroborating.... I feel that you feel.. and hear... my pain. 🤪🤪Imagine living “in” it. It is literally SPITTING DISTANCE from my bedroom window.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Chef » December 6th, 2017, 8:43 pm

One summer I lived next to a pipeline that was being constructed in St Paul (along a BNSF rail corridor). It took the entire summer for the pile driver to go from 50 feet on one side of our house to 50 feet on the other. From 7 in the morning to 8 at night every single day.

I feel your pain. You don't know how horrible it can be until you live it.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Nathan » December 6th, 2017, 11:18 pm

I had a similar experience with the Hennepin Lyndale reconstruction project (I also worked night's at the time)... it's tough but a part of the whole city living gig. Sorry it's driving you nuts rn.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Ubetchaa » December 7th, 2017, 12:56 pm

Thanks for the support. Hearing others speak of their experiences and living through them makes it tolerable for today.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby MattW » December 28th, 2017, 1:45 pm

Ubetchaa wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Thanks for the support. Hearing others speak of their experiences and living through them makes it tolerable for today.
Drove by this today, it's pretty terrible.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby bapster2006 » January 16th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Some changes to the original plan, including upping the total units to 97.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 207835.pdf

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby jtoemke » January 16th, 2018, 9:22 pm

I think the slight facade tweaks/material changes are nice too

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Silophant » January 17th, 2018, 7:47 am

Lol at the public comment suggesting that, if they can add 11 apartments to the top floor at this stage, it should be a no-brainer to make them go back, rip up the foundations they've already built, and dig down another floor for 13 more parking spots.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby mplser » January 17th, 2018, 10:24 am

wow a developer actually IMPROVING their facade this late into a development? kudos

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby MNdible » January 17th, 2018, 10:38 am

Not that I have any trouble with adding the 11 apartments, but this does seem like a really shoddy way of working the approvals process. Seems like some sort of hand slap should be in order.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby thatchio » January 20th, 2018, 11:25 am

I agree MNdible. It's pretty bad form to expand the building after construction has started. If it gets approved, it helps write a bad narrative that developers will do bait and switch using step backs to get a floor added and then come back later after the building is under construction and expand it out to be almost a full floor.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » January 21st, 2018, 2:06 pm

I live in the 2600 block of Garfield, and I can confirm that the pile drivers (there are two of them) are absolutely horrific. Stuff vibrates off shelves and off the stove. One day the teakettle fell off the stove and spilled hot water all over the kitchen floor.

My friends come to visit and they sit in the living room listening to the windows and doors rattle and they ask "How is this legal? How can they do this to you?"

My girlfriend came back to visit for the holidays and woke up screaming when the pile driver started at 7:30 AM.

I know it must be 3 times worse for those poor bastards across the street at the apartment buildings. You can see all the windows vibrating. The pile driver was literally hammering away 30 feet from people's windows.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby seanrichardryan » January 21st, 2018, 6:16 pm

All that disruption to store cars.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby mattaudio » January 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm

It added to the vibe at Nightingale the other night...

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » January 21st, 2018, 8:19 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:
January 21st, 2018, 6:16 pm
All that disruption to store cars.
Aldi's margins are razor thin. They have to move a massive amount of stuff through that store in order to post a modest profit. It would probably take an average of 100 bikes with trailers every hour the store is open to haul it all with human power.

I'm guessing 75% of the groceries leaving the store are going to be riding in cars, trucks, and SUVs.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby SurlyLHT » January 22nd, 2018, 7:51 am

Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
January 21st, 2018, 8:19 pm
seanrichardryan wrote:
January 21st, 2018, 6:16 pm
All that disruption to store cars.
Aldi's margins are razor thin. They have to move a massive amount of stuff through that store in order to post a modest profit. It would probably take an average of 100 bikes with trailers every hour the store is open to haul it all with human power.

I'm guessing 75% of the groceries leaving the store are going to be riding in cars, trucks, and SUVs.
I would say this likely isn't true in a neighborhood like this with transit and building nearby. I live and frequent the Lake St. Aldi and many of the customers don't drive, if not the majority. They take the bus, LRT or walk like I do.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » January 22nd, 2018, 8:20 am

SurlyLHT wrote:
January 22nd, 2018, 7:51 am
I would say this likely isn't true in a neighborhood like this with transit and building nearby. I live and frequent the Lake St. Aldi and many of the customers don't drive, if not the majority. They take the bus, LRT or walk like I do.
I shop at the downtown Whole Foods a lot and their underground ramp is a busy place.

They started up the Chinese Water Torture pile driver about 10 minutes ago. I still haven't heard from the Earthquake one that vibrates the stuff off the stove.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby SurlyLHT » January 22nd, 2018, 8:50 am

Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
January 22nd, 2018, 8:20 am
SurlyLHT wrote:
January 22nd, 2018, 7:51 am
I would say this likely isn't true in a neighborhood like this with transit and building nearby. I live and frequent the Lake St. Aldi and many of the customers don't drive, if not the majority. They take the bus, LRT or walk like I do.
I shop at the downtown Whole Foods a lot and their underground ramp is a busy place.

They started up the Chinese Water Torture pile driver about 10 minutes ago. I still haven't heard from the Earthquake one that vibrates the stuff off the stove.
Have you contacted your Council Member or etc?

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » January 22nd, 2018, 11:07 am

The earthquake one is running now, but it must be on the far side of the site, because my printer isn't rocking back and forth. When it's really bad the postits on my monitor start vibrating visibly and my office chair kind of hammers against my butt.

Yes, of course I've contacted Lisa Bender's office several times with predictable results. I've called Master Properties and complained. I asked Aaron Hanauer if I could speak about it at tonight's planning committee meeting, where the variances for the project are on the agenda. He professed his deepest sympathies, but said no, he he'd rather I not say anything about it at the meeting.

Apparently the only kind of regulation which currently applies to pile drivers is you have to hire a structural engineer to determine what level of vibration would cause damage to nearby structures and property and stay below that level. There is zero consideration of the impact on peoples lives.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby kirby96 » January 22nd, 2018, 11:56 am

mattaudio wrote:
January 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm
It added to the vibe at Nightingale the other night...
No one's gonna give you credit for that gem? Tough crowd.


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