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Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 10:47 am
by Nathan
5 utility trucks on Franklin across the street from this this morning. Not sure if that means xcel is doing some prep work for the site or if they're just doing some maintenance. I hopr uit means it's on the way shortly.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: April 26th, 2018, 7:19 am
by TroyGBiv
Seems this sent quiet - I haven’t read about any problems. Is this delayed or were they only doing site work in the winter?

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: April 26th, 2018, 9:09 am
by Nathan
there are a couple projects that seem stalled and I've been wondering if it's road weight restrictions because they all seem to be projects that have everything but the equipment on site. This and the foundry project mainly...

But no real knowledge.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: April 26th, 2018, 9:48 am
by grant1simons2
Our frost depth just went from 14 inches to 0 in the past week. I know for certain this project is still alive and well, can't speak for the foundry.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: April 26th, 2018, 12:45 pm
by Silophant
Just got an email saying that spring load restrictions end this Monday in the metro. So if that's the issue, we should be seeing movement soon.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: April 26th, 2018, 3:38 pm
by TroyGBiv
That makes sense.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: June 4th, 2018, 10:01 am
by Chef
Work has resumed on this one.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 10:56 am
by Anondson
The excavation seemed to cause foundation cracking to the building behind in Aldrich so bad inspectors feared gas lines could rupture. Residents were forced to vacate.

http://www.startribune.com/tenants-orde ... 497589811/

Does insurance for the Lyndale project pay for that?

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 11:15 am
by Sara Bergen
The general contractor and subs should all carry liability. However, there will be a lot of finger pointing and attorneys will get involved. As a friend says, situations like this end up being like a grenade in a bucket of doo doo---everyone gets dirty. Really awful situation for the tenants, and for the apartment building owner.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 1:19 pm
by xandrex
This would certainly explain why there's been essentially no progress on this project for months.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 2:32 pm
by seanrichardryan
The building had cracks before construction started- most of the cracks I saw in photos had been patched in the past and simply reopened. The building had/ has serious water infiltration issues in the walls from poorly maintained tuck-pointing and roof issues. This is in no-way 100% related to the construction next door.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 2:41 pm
by seanrichardryan
Look at the lack of mortar on the sills and the erosion of the brick. You can also see the patches in the cracks. Image

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 4:11 pm
by MNdible
In all likelihood, they would have sent a crew around to carefully photo-document existing conditions prior to the beginning of construction. So, yeah, they probably have proof that this was a poorly maintained building with pre-existing conditions.

That said, cracks like that aren't going to open up unless the foundation starts shifting. Probably bad news all around.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 9:02 pm
by nerdljos
While looking around I noticed this permit in 2007 for masonry work on the brick veneer. Possibly a sign of previous issues that people were referring to:

http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/PIApp/ ... 2924110193

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 1:11 am
by hoffm83n
living on this block i hope it gets resolved asap. the neighborhood benefits when the corners of franklin/hennepin/lyndale are active

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 8:07 am
by ko123
Crews are still working this morning so nothing is stopped.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 8:21 am
by ko123
The cracks shown in the photo above are visible in Google Maps satellite imagery when the theatre was still there.
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9620462 ... !1e3?hl=en

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 11:39 am
by martykoessel
Hey, construction guys! Is it possible to rescue a building with this sort of damage at a non-prohibitive cost? (And yes, I realized that "non-prohibitive" is a relative term.)

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 1:48 pm
by jtoemke
martykoessel wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 11:39 am
Hey, construction guys! Is it possible to rescue a building with this sort of damage at a non-prohibitive cost? (And yes, I realized that "non-prohibitive" is a relative term.)
They can shore up the foundations and stabilize the building, slightly similar to when Junction Flats damaged its neighbor, but I'm giving it a 30% chance. Seeing interior/foundation photos would help.

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 2:05 pm
by nordeast homer
The structural engineer I'm married to said she thought it was a long-shot, but possible. It really comes down to how much it would cost to repair versus tear down and rebuild. If the pictures I saw were any indication, I'm guessing each unit will need repairs of some sort, many of them significant.