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L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site

Postby gpete » May 9th, 2013, 7:23 am

Plans for a mixed use development on the old Minneapolis Public Schools site at Lake Street and Hiawatha. The site will be put up for sale: http://finance-commerce.com/2013/05/l-site-in-play/

Mod note: This thread encompasses both the Hennepin County-led L&H Station project on the former MPS site, as well as the new MPS facility two blocks to the west (west of YWCA).

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby mulad » May 9th, 2013, 9:16 am

My impression had been that Minneapolis Public Schools had walked away from an offer on the site a year or two ago, though it was never quite clear to me why that happened. It looks like the same development group (L&H Station Development) took a second shot at talking to MPS in April, but it again didn't work out. MPS is planning to put the site up for sale this summer, however.

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby mplser » May 9th, 2013, 10:10 am

sounds like they might be expecting a ridiculously high price for the land...

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby fehler » May 9th, 2013, 12:26 pm

Well, its directly adjacent to an LRT station, so they should be asking fairly high.

This was the development/lot that was once planned to incorporate the Midtown Farmers Market as some sort of courtyard/parking lot, right?

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby mattaudio » May 9th, 2013, 12:53 pm

Minnescraper thread with the old plan:
http://minnescraper.com.s28223.gridserv ... a251e2ad1e

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby lordmoke » June 19th, 2013, 11:57 am

This doesn't really provide any new information, but the article sure makes it sound like it's going to be some time before we see anything materialize here:
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/ ... market-sit

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby lordmoke » August 30th, 2013, 12:04 pm

A little new info here:
http://www.tymoore.org/midtown_farmers_market

Sounds like the county is eyeing for social services. Oh joy. It also sounds like any proposal that removes the Farmer's Market will be met with vitriol from the community. It's a shame that original proposal didn't get built. That was a fantastic design.

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby mattaudio » August 30th, 2013, 3:36 pm

(too lazy to dig around Minnescraper archives) What caused the old proposal to die? A victim of the downturn?

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby lordmoke » August 30th, 2013, 3:42 pm

MPS turned down the developer's offer. I don't recall ever hearing why.

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby fehler » August 31st, 2013, 1:00 pm

The Farmer's Market will survive, there's nothing special about the current location that can't easily be replicated by another nearby parking lot. The largely empty Target Lot comes to mind, and South High has space, too. Anyone who complains that they're moving it away from a transit facility hasn't surveyed the patrons recently, it's almost all car or bike riders.

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby mplser » September 1st, 2013, 9:24 pm

last i checked, there was a for sale sign on the dirt lot next to the park n ride of of like 32nd

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby VAStationDude » September 5th, 2013, 12:01 pm

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/ ... ardy-again

Hennepin County would be a tenant in a development similar to or the same as the L&H Station Development.

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby lordmoke » September 5th, 2013, 12:32 pm

Oh man, awesome. Fingers crossed!

Now if that stupid Triangle Housing thing across the street can ever get going...

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby Nathan » September 9th, 2013, 11:05 am

It actually says...
If negotiations are successful, the County will use the plans put forward by L&H Station Group
I love every aspect of that plan, it would be a huge win for TOD, Density in S MPLS, mixed use... Oh man... fingers crossed... seriously. I can't see why the apartments wouldn't be wildly successful.

*here's the link for those who don't want to dig. http://www.scribd.com/doc/71606268/LandH-CNO-mtg-110311

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby schmitzm03 » March 7th, 2014, 12:32 pm

This is moving forward again, with Hennepin County as the anchor tenant.
http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/249014771.html

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby min-chi-cbus » March 7th, 2014, 1:47 pm

Hells yeah!!

Fun time to be in Minneapolis -- D'oh! :x

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby nickmgray » March 11th, 2014, 1:30 pm

It's about time they got their act together and proposed something for this site again. If they can pull this off, but will make a huge impact on the surrounding community. More retail on Lake street is a great thing, but the farmer's market is sure to liven things up quite a bit during the day time.

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby twincitizen » March 24th, 2014, 9:19 am

Larger version of site plan: http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/lhfull.jpg

500 units is pretty ambitious, especially the market rate stuff. I suspect that since it is government-owned property and will require further subsidies to develop, that there will be a large share of affordable units included/required. Let's hope for at least 50% market-rate overall though.

It'd be cool if they could preserve a development parcel for a future phase when all of the transit is up and running (Midtown, Lake Street aBRT, etc) and the area is more attractive to market-rate tenants. Build it out as planned, but leave room a small surface lot or something that could eventually be developed as 6 stories or greater market rate.

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby mulad » May 28th, 2014, 5:11 am

This has been revived, with the school board authorizing sale of their property last night:

http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/260858821.html

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Re: Hiawatha/Lake Mpls Public Schools site

Postby Archiapolis » May 28th, 2014, 9:56 am

Great to see some momentum on this site!


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