The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby lorwest » April 1st, 2015, 4:26 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:I still not sure what's going on, but they're digging and driving round piles and sheet piles. Still related to last year's sewer work?

http://www.landergroup.com/cur_2626.html
That webpage is from Lander Group's project of several years ago. Why they haven't put that webpage to bed is a mystery.

I suspect some of the work may be pre-construction, as the main building permit was issued to Frana last month.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby seanrichardryan » April 1st, 2015, 5:11 pm

Looking this afternoon, they pulled up tons of old wood piles. Huh.
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » April 2nd, 2015, 11:04 am

They are planning to build in a swamp! Those pilings are probably what they used to help support the last building that stood there. Wood pilings were used a lot to firm up the ground a half century ago and earlier so buildings could be built on unstable ground.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby seanrichardryan » April 2nd, 2015, 12:15 pm

Actually Lake of the Isles and Calhoun were once one water system with a series of wetlands between them. First came the railroad, then Lake Street, and finally real estate speculators.
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Archiapolis » April 2nd, 2015, 12:56 pm

lorwest wrote:
seanrichardryan wrote:I still not sure what's going on, but they're digging and driving round piles and sheet piles. Still related to last year's sewer work?

http://www.landergroup.com/cur_2626.html
That webpage is from Lander Group's project of several years ago. Why they haven't put that webpage to bed is a mystery.

I suspect some of the work may be pre-construction, as the main building permit was issued to Frana last month.
Frana?!...oh...

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby aeisenberg » April 2nd, 2015, 2:31 pm

Archiapolis wrote:
lorwest wrote:
seanrichardryan wrote:I still not sure what's going on, but they're digging and driving round piles and sheet piles. Still related to last year's sewer work?

http://www.landergroup.com/cur_2626.html
That webpage is from Lander Group's project of several years ago. Why they haven't put that webpage to bed is a mystery.

I suspect some of the work may be pre-construction, as the main building permit was issued to Frana last month.
Frana?!...oh...
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby seanrichardryan » April 2nd, 2015, 6:09 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 2nd, 2015, 9:26 pm

I'm trying to think what a $36M project scale looks like......

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby seanrichardryan » April 2nd, 2015, 9:28 pm

8 stories/ 90 units.... apparently.
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby seanrichardryan » April 7th, 2015, 3:15 pm

Endless pile driving and trucks today. Full swing.
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby aeisenberg » April 15th, 2015, 10:32 am

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » May 4th, 2015, 11:06 am

Looks like there will be at least one level of underground parking. They have quite a few piles driven in so far, but many yet to go. Glad that that spot of land will finally be filled. It has been an eye sore for too long.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby aeisenberg » May 8th, 2015, 11:17 am

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby mnmike » May 8th, 2015, 11:37 am

Yeah, they are going to need a lot of footings...basically building on a swamp there!

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby seanrichardryan » May 8th, 2015, 1:22 pm

That's last night's rain you're seeing there. They were pumping the pools out this morning. Still, yes, the soils are pretty peaty in this stretch.
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby mnmike » May 8th, 2015, 1:44 pm

Hmm, I am thinking that is mostly ground water coming up? I live in the general area, and we basically got missed by the rain all week sadly(I've been hoping for rain for my garden, and it is like we are under a magical bubble on the radar all week)...have only gotten .10 of an inch all week, so I don't know that much water could come from that little rain? As we know, other building in the area have to continuously pump out water because the water table is so high here...

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » May 9th, 2015, 8:07 am

I have to agree with you nmmike, that the water table there is not going to be very low. They will have to do a very good job of sealing that basement for the high water years. The water table in the area is fairly high. Just ask 1800 Lake about that!

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby mister.shoes » May 11th, 2015, 12:23 pm

According to the plans, there will be a single level of underground parking. The rear half of the ground floor will also be parking.
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Archiapolis » May 14th, 2015, 10:26 am

aeisenberg wrote:
Archiapolis! Give us your take! What do you think of Frana?
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby MNdible » May 14th, 2015, 10:34 am

So, was this the last, easiest, best development site left on Lake Calhoun?


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