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Re: Elan of Uptown Phase II

Postby Nathan » May 8th, 2013, 11:14 am

It makes me wonder how much access Elan Phase I and III residents will have to the central courtyard/accesses to the Greenway. I don't think ALL of that pool and courtyard are public, but if you lived there you'd want the amenities...

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Re: Elan of Uptown Phase II

Postby Wedgeguy » May 8th, 2013, 3:28 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:It makes me wonder how much access Elan Phase I and III residents will have to the central courtyard/accesses to the Greenway. I don't think ALL of that pool and courtyard are public, but if you lived there you'd want the amenities...
IF I'm right I believe that Phase I has it's own pool.

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Re: Elan of Uptown Phase II

Postby Nathan » May 8th, 2013, 3:55 pm

But they don't have greenway access doors like phase II does? I guess I'm wondering if the three buildings will operate together or not.

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Re: Elan of Uptown Phase II

Postby bubzki2 » May 10th, 2013, 9:07 am

If they don't, it would seem (at least to me) that the Phase II building would be by far the most desirable for those who envision using the Greenway. And if you're living right on the Greenway, has to be a decent percent of the residents.

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Re: Elan of Uptown - (2837 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby Nathan » May 16th, 2013, 7:48 am

I was running down the greenway this morning, and I think Phase I just poured themselves a ramp down to the greenway.

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Re: Elan of Uptown Phase II

Postby Andrew_F » May 16th, 2013, 8:30 am

Big ol' hole, but all is quiet...

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Re: Elan of Uptown Phase II

Postby twincitizen » May 27th, 2013, 4:41 pm

Found this on Elan's website, shrinkified to 750px wide for y'all:
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Re: Elan of Uptown Phase II

Postby Wedgeguy » June 5th, 2013, 2:11 pm

Looks like more digging for footings here. Not sure how they plan to proceed as far as which building they will start with when they pour foundation for the underground parking.

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Re: Elan of Uptown - (2837 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby Wedgeguy » June 5th, 2013, 2:31 pm

Looks like that are now laying stonework for the north building. They have the east end done and working on the west end above the garage door. They have been doing some painting for the stucco that they have done on the west building. Light tans and medium browns. Long was to go before they get anyone in by July 1st. Maybe at best August 1st.

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby Nick » June 8th, 2013, 7:13 pm

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IMG_3627 by UrbanMSP, on Flickr

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Re: Elan of Uptown - (2837 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby Nick » June 8th, 2013, 7:14 pm

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby twincitizen » June 10th, 2013, 10:18 am

Nick wrote:Image
IMG_3627 by UrbanMSP, on Flickr
I like to refer to those gray apartments in the background as "the prison apartments". At first glance, you'd think they were some stucco junk thrown up in the 60s, but they actually date back to 1922! Upon closer inspection, they are fully made of brick, which has been covered in a hideous shade of gray. False balconies painted black finish off the prison effect, as they look like window bars. There could be a really attractive building hiding beneath untold layers of paint.

How difficult/expensive is it to remove layers of paint from a brick building like this? While I'm certain the owners are already charging more for rent than the place is worth, it would be great to see the paint removed and the landscaping spruced up to better blend with its new neighbors.

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby MNdible » June 10th, 2013, 10:21 am

NEVER PAINT BRICK.

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby lordmoke » June 10th, 2013, 10:55 am

MNdible wrote:NEVER PAINT BRICK.
Can we get that written into a city ordinance?

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby woofner » June 10th, 2013, 2:35 pm

I've been in several of the prison apts, they're in good shape inside. I don't think I've been in two with the same layout (though I've never been in two of the same stack), and while the rooms are a bit small, the layouts are efficient and pleasing and they have some decent built-ins. All in all, seems like a good value, though I'd hold off on signing a lease there for the time being.
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Re: Elan of Uptown - (2837 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby Wedgeguy » June 19th, 2013, 5:37 pm

Like the Lime, the 3 buildings will be connected by glass hallways on levels 2 thru 4.

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Re: Elan of Uptown - (2837 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby Wedgeguy » June 22nd, 2013, 6:57 pm

Lots of damage, I believe to the roof and some possible scaffolding that might have fell into the buildings. The construction worker I talked with said they had damage and there was a lot of construction material that they use for roofing all around so they may have to reroof the north building.

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby Wedgeguy » June 24th, 2013, 4:22 pm

I see that they have the west wall footing poured and curing on this project. They may end up having a good part of this up and closed in well before winter. We will have to see.

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby min-chi-cbus » June 24th, 2013, 6:11 pm

I'm not a developer and certainly not the developer of this project, but I'd assume that their goal would be to have the shell (incl. walls) substantially completed by winter.

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Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Postby TWA » June 25th, 2013, 7:12 am

Imagine how much different the construction industry must be warm weather cities where work can easily be done year-round...


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