Foundry Lake Street - (3118 Lake Street W)

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby FISHMANPET » March 5th, 2015, 12:50 pm

That was kind of the point. This is like the worlds largest spite house.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby seanrichardryan » March 27th, 2015, 5:59 pm

The building is being stripped out to the studs. Kind of neat to see the deconstruction.
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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby bapster2006 » March 31st, 2015, 3:41 pm

I stopped by on the bike to check out the demolition.

ImageTryg demolition beginning 3118 W Lake St 3-30-15 by bapster2006, on Flickr

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby seanrichardryan » March 31st, 2015, 4:32 pm

It's now mostly gone except for part of the center section.
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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby GrowMPLS » April 7th, 2015, 1:56 pm

Drove by this morning......it is totally gone!!!

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby aeisenberg » April 15th, 2015, 10:34 am

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Wedgeguy » May 4th, 2015, 10:56 am

Saw a few piles driven while I was riding by today.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Wedgeguy » May 18th, 2015, 1:18 pm

Notice that they are having to replace some of the exterior siding one the building just to the East of this project. Those were condo's I believe and stick built. Have heard rumors of leakage problems with them in the past. Not sure if that is true or not.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby go4guy » May 21st, 2015, 9:05 am

I know for a fact that those condos were awful, and that there was a lot of litagation. So much so, that some lenders would not even back a mortgage in that project.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Drizzay » May 21st, 2015, 12:23 pm

Were they they designed by BKV, by chance?

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Wedgeguy » January 8th, 2016, 5:58 pm

Looking back towards the greenway it looks like that have started to build the 2 levels of the garage for this building. Pretty much post and beam so until they get to pouring floor it will be a simple process.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Wedgeguy » January 29th, 2016, 12:25 pm

This thing is out of the ground and there is a wall up by Lake Street that makes it look like they are working from the ends to the middle here.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Anondson » April 15th, 2016, 7:02 am

Neighbors suing construction companies claiming work is damaging their condos.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... j=72389642

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby BBMplsMN » April 15th, 2016, 8:23 am

The Southwest Journal link in that article has a more complete story:

http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/20 ... s-lawsuit/

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West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Anondson » April 15th, 2016, 10:55 am

There is a Yelp review for Loop from 2014 saying the buildings are in dire need of repair from poor construction. FWIW.

And a tiny amount of schadenfreude as some Loop residents objected to the smaller footprint taller option over the shorter-longer wall version that brought the foundation work closer to much more of their (allegedly poorly constructed) condo buildings.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby seanrichardryan » April 15th, 2016, 11:10 am

The buildings have been plagued by water problems and interior framing issues.
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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby Drizzay » April 15th, 2016, 11:44 am

BKV roof design issues. Similar to the mold problems on the 3rd and 4th floors of Calhoun Flats.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby BBMplsMN » April 15th, 2016, 12:48 pm

At a meeting about this property, I was one of only 2-3 people who raised their hands supporting the taller tower proposed for the site. The rest of the room wanted a five story building. But really, it was CIDNA (Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association) who rejected any idea of a tower, or anything over five stories as precedent setting for the neighborhood. Of course anyone can see there are buildings all around that property that are taller.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby relux » April 19th, 2016, 1:52 pm

Drizzay wrote:BKV roof design issues. Similar to the mold problems on the 3rd and 4th floors of Calhoun Flats.
They had a "fix" to the mold issues. They just painted the walls every year in the dark moldy hallways of floors 3 and 4.

I lived at the Flats(then called City Apartments) for a couple years 3 years ago or so. The entire time I was there though the Loop Condos were going through project after project, it's long been known to those in the area that the Loop Condo building is complete garbage and that reason alone is why some of the front facing condos have never actually been lived in yet. Last I saw(about 2 years ago), they weren't even finished yet and were waiting for a buyer who could build the double floor condo out to their own specs.

On the subject of BKV, coincidentally I took a tour of 730 Washington (Elsewarehouse) last week that was lead by BKV and I did notice rooms that had large wet spots on the ceilings there too.

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Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 Lake Street W)

Postby grant1simons2 » April 25th, 2016, 12:19 pm

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