1724-1728 Nicollet

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1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby lordmoke » December 4th, 2018, 4:51 pm

Cool triangular building proposed for the north parking lot of the Family Dollar building in Stevens Square. 6 stories, 123 apartments, ground floor commercial.

CoW plans: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 215639.pdf

SurlyLHT
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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby SurlyLHT » December 4th, 2018, 5:10 pm

I live in this area. This is exciting given that Nicollet will be lined with this building and the sibling across the street. With these empty spaces taken I'm hoping someday buildings could be put on top of 94 on either side of Nicollet to create a seamless streetscape.

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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby MattW » December 4th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Great infill for the area. Don't like the curb cut and garage fronting Nicollet, but I don't know where else they'd put it.

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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby NickP » December 5th, 2018, 9:19 am

This is an outside-of-the-box idea, but, instead of a street curb cut, would it be possible to put the garage entrance directly from I-94? It sounds bonkers, but it could be an interesting amenity that would free up street front space and provide a unique amenity to those in the building.

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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby SurlyLHT » December 5th, 2018, 9:29 am

NickP wrote: This is an outside-of-the-box idea, but, instead of a street curb cut, would it be possible to put the garage entrance directly from I-94? It sounds bonkers, but it could be an interesting amenity that would free up street front space and provide a unique amenity to those in the building.
I doubt this is feasible, also there is a sidewalk going from Blaisdell all the way to 1st and 17th which is a really useful short cut across the neighborhood. The 94 entrance would obviously eliminate this appreciated amenity.

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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby Silophant » December 5th, 2018, 9:55 am

I don't think it would - 94 is about 15 feet below grade here, so the exit would be from the basement level below the sidewalk. A bigger issue would be the expense of several-hundred-foot acceleration/deceleration ramps, even ignoring MnDOTs presumed resistance.

I really like the idea of physically preventing people from taking short car trips, though.

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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby NickP » December 6th, 2018, 9:39 am

Silophant wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 9:55 am
I don't think it would - 94 is about 15 feet below grade here, so the exit would be from the basement level below the sidewalk. A bigger issue would be the expense of several-hundred-foot acceleration/deceleration ramps, even ignoring MnDOTs presumed resistance.

I really like the idea of physically preventing people from taking short car trips, though.
Good catch! I hadn’t considered the slow down ramps. Thank you both for engaging me about my idea, and not simply writing it off, regardless of feasibility. lol

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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby mattaudio » December 6th, 2018, 10:19 am

Would be great to see a freeway cap come together here around LaSalle and Nicollet. If there was a freeway cap, then there could be a full alley from this site north to 15th St, or at least a connection to Oak Grove Street where it dead-ends between LaSalle and Nicollet.

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Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » December 6th, 2018, 10:27 am

SurlyLHT wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 9:29 am
NickP wrote: This is an outside-of-the-box idea, but, instead of a street curb cut, would it be possible to put the garage entrance directly from I-94? It sounds bonkers, but it could be an interesting amenity that would free up street front space and provide a unique amenity to those in the building.
I doubt this is feasible, also there is a sidewalk going from Blaisdell all the way to 1st and 17th which is a really useful short cut across the neighborhood. The 94 entrance would obviously eliminate this appreciated amenity.
I love that little green space. I'll go several blocks out of my way to go through there. It has the remains of what must have been a very cool kinetic water sculpture. It's a little island of sanity next to the roaring freeway.


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