Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

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John21
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Re: Southside - General Topics

Postby John21 » May 21st, 2019, 9:45 am

John21 wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 5:16 pm
‘Extremely affordable’ housing project planned at 45th and Hiawatha
The five-story, 53,950 square-foot building will sit on one acre. It will include 80 efficiency units that range from 418 to 518 square feet. A parking lot will have 40 spaces, or about a half space per unit, and there will be inside storage for bicycles. One-third of the property will be green space along what planners hope will soon be the Min Hi Line linear park.
This one got the country grant they were seeking- (unlocked) https://finance-commerce.com/2019/05/af ... ongfellow/

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators

Postby squrtis » June 5th, 2019, 6:11 am

minneboom wrote:
August 31st, 2018, 7:09 pm
More details on the proposed development at 46th St and Minnehaha Ave!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uml6m88olugkl ... e.pdf?dl=0
Fences around this property as I drove by this morning.

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Postby kiliff75 » July 12th, 2019, 7:25 pm

The Acme Foundry at 3161 Hiawatha (NE corner of 32nd and Hiawatha) is for sale! Hopefully to be developed into something, too bad that long strip of land with dirt piles isn't part of this property...

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/3161-Hi ... Q5G7_nYWdE

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Postby minneboom » July 13th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Would be great to see something cool go in there. Great opportunity for some sort of adaptive reuse project.

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor

Postby twincitizen » September 6th, 2019, 12:58 pm

the Starbucks and Domino's proposal (4159 Hiawatha / Wash Me site) was pulled by the developer after significant concerns were raised by residents, neighborhood associations (LCC & SENA), and the Planning Commission. The developer has since decided to pursue a mixed-use building that includes 40-units of housing, eliminates one of the drive-thrus, and hides the other behind and under the building; it is a dramatic improvement, and can be described as going from a suburban design to urban design (more details will be posted to my Facebook page when available).
Silophant wrote:
June 7th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Here's the packet. 43 units, 20 surface parking spaces - all listed as short-term for the Starbucks/Dominos, not for the apartments.

Also, maybe I just don't get it because I'm not a coffee drinker, but holy crap are they putting a lot of effort into getting a drive-through to work.
Just saw a Facebook post by LCC stating that the proposal for two single-story drive-thru buildings is back again. For those that were paying attention last year, the applicant was quite up front that the 4-story mixed-use proposal (which was approved) had no timeline or financial backing. They presented it as if they were going to try to get it financed, but I wouldn't be surprised if they only spent the money on those plans just so they could say "see, we tried and couldn't find anyone to finance it, so that's why we're back with the shitty drive-thru idea"

https://longfellow.org/2019/09/06/publi ... watha-ave/

Looks like it's going to Planning Commission on Monday 9/23, 4:30pm. I'd like to imagine this will have a tough time getting approved, but who knows... What's the status on the drive-thru ban? Was that just at Planning Commission or did the final ordinance language actually get adopted by the City Council? Based on the news reporting, I had assumed the latter, that the ordinance was already in effect.

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Postby Silophant » September 6th, 2019, 1:07 pm

Drive-throughs are banned as of August 8th. However, if their application was deemed complete before then, they proceed through regulatory review under the previous regulation. I'm not sure if there's any way for the public to find out when the application was deemed complete. Hopefully not way back with the initial proposal - I think the CPC would have a hard time denying a drive-through in an I1 zone without the blanket ban.

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Postby twincitizen » September 6th, 2019, 1:31 pm

If the proposal hasn't changed much from the initial version, I think there are enough legitimate concerns with vehicle backups, vehicle-ped conflicts, etc. that the City would still have solid grounds to deny, even if the application was deemed complete before the drive-thru ban went into effect.

Since there hasn't been a Planning Commission meeting in nearly a month, it is entirely possible that the application was complete before the new ordinance took effect. I wouldn't be shocked if they heard about the impending ban and rushed to re-apply before the ordinance got through City Council. Seems increasingly clear that they had little to no intent of actually building the mixed-use proposal.

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Postby Nick » September 8th, 2019, 9:30 pm

Silophant wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Drive-throughs are banned as of August 8th. However, if their application was deemed complete before then, they proceed through regulatory review under the previous regulation. I'm not sure if there's any way for the public to find out when the application was deemed complete. Hopefully not way back with the initial proposal - I think the CPC would have a hard time denying a drive-through in an I1 zone without the blanket ban.
It’ll say on the bottom of the first page of the staff report when that’s posted.

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Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Postby minneboom » September 8th, 2019, 11:20 pm

I think they could find plenty to deny this project. The proposed Uhaul project just across the street, which was also very auto oriented, was just recently denied.


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